Friday, October 22, 2010
FAMU Alumna Sonia Myles will Keynote Homecoming Convocation
Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its annual Homecoming Convocation Friday, October 29, at 10:10 a.m. in Gaither Gymnasium. This year’s keynote speaker is FAMU alumna Sonia J. Myles, director of Global Printed Packaging Purchases for Procter and Gamble Company (P&G).
Joe Bullard, program director for Cumulus Tallahassee WHBX 96.1-FM and WHBT Heaven 1410-AM, will serve as the master of ceremony. The general public is invited to attend.
In July 2006, Myles accepted the position of director of Global Media Purchases. In this role, she was responsible for leading the global media purchases organization and ensuring best in class strategies are developed, shared, and applied globally. At P&G, she has continued her track record of attaining outstanding results and using innovative strategies. She led the launch of the Media Transformation Initiative for the company in late 2009, and was appointed director of Global Purchases in early 2010, responsible for leading the Purchases 2020 Initiative. In August 2010, Myles was appointed to her current position responsible for all fiber and printed packaging for the company. She is responsible for leading a team of 100 people with a budget of $3 billion.
In 2009, Myles was named one of Essence Magazine’s 25 Women of Power and was selected as a Bloomberg “History Maker.” She also is a recipient of The Trumpet Awards Foundation “High Heels Award.” Myles has media profiles in Businessweek, Fortune, Profiles in Diversity Journal and The New York Times. She has written two books: “The Sister Accord: 51 Ways to Love Your Sisters” and “7 Spirit-Filled Strategies for Raising a Loving Child.” Myles penned the very popular The Sister Accord: The Promise that will Transform your Life! designed to help women establish more meaningful, loving relationships with each other.
Myles is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., FAMU National Alumni Association, a charter member of the Metro Detroit Optimist Club, National Black MBA Association, and a Board Member for Impact Young Lives, an organization that focuses on assisting outstanding students in South Africa develop into Global Leaders. She was most recently elected as chair for the FAMU School of Business and Industry Advisory Board, and Board Member for Women Helping Women, in Cincinnati, Ohio that focuses on helping victims of domestic violence and rape.
Myles graduated summa cum laude in 1989 with her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from FAMU. She later received her master’s degree in business administration in 1990. During her matriculation at FAMU, she received numerous honors and awards including: Academic Achievement Award--Highest GPA Class of 1989; Academic All-American Student Award; Academic All-American Collegiate Scholarship; National Dean's List; Outstanding Young Women of America; White & Gold Honor Society; National Business Merit Award; National Urban Bankers Award; Dean’s Scholar; and in 1988 the Economics Club Award and Outstanding College Students of America.
A native of Saginaw, Mich., she is married to Kenneth A. Myles, president and CEO, KAMJAM Entertainment and has two sons, Kendall, 14, and Jordan, 13.