June 13, 2023 – Scenic Jacksonville is pleased to announce that former Procter & Gamble (PG) CEO AG Lafley will be its guest speaker at its fourth annual Great Cities Symposium on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets are $100 per person and available for purchase at www.scenicjax.org.
Lafley is the highly respected and transformational former CEO and Chairman of the global consumer goods company PG, one of the world’s most admired companies. Serving two terms, he has been honored with some of the highest awards in business, including “CEO of the Year.” While in Cincinnati, he also founded and served as Board Chair of Cincinnati Center City Development (3CDC), which partnered with the City of Cincinnati for renewal and redevelopment of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. He then moved to Sarasota and became the founding CEO of The Bay Park Conservancy, which is creating a $200 million-dollar, 50+ acre, beautifully designed and delightfully programmed signature bayfront public park. The park’s 10-acre Phase I opened in 2022. He is currently an owner, advisor and board member involved with startups, early-stage businesses, and private equity investments.
The event’s evening activities will begin with a cocktail social hour from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. featuring beer, wine, a signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres from Biscottis. The program will be held from 6:15 – 7:30 to include remarks from Lafley, discussion and Q & A. Desserts and cocktails will be served from 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Scenic Jacksonville wishes to thank the sponsors which make the event possible. Gold Sponsors are Foley & Lardner LLP, Jacksonville Business Journal, the Brinton family, and Barbara and William Harrell. The full collection of sponsors are displayed on the event web page. Sponsorships are still available, and information can be found at www.scenicjax.org.
About the Great Cities Symposium
The Great Cities Symposium is an annual civic leadership event hosted by Scenic Jacksonville, launched in 2019 as part of our mission to inform, educate, and facilitate community conversations about how Jacksonville can learn from our peer city’s successes and challenges. It is the primary fundraiser for Scenic Jacksonville to further its advocacy work on the beautification of Jacksonville’s natural and built environment.
Prior speakers included former mayors Bob Buckhorn of Tampa (2022), Ron Littlefield of Chattanooga (2021), and Joe Riley of Charleston (2019).