Melissa Monich is a retired Vice President of Research & Development at Procter &
Gamble. She led global, end-to-end research & development teams with laboratories in
Asia, Europe, and the US. These roles included responsibility for $100-300 million
yearly budgets and teams of 400-700 global employees. Her skills include innovation
strategy, leading multifunctional teams, technical talent development, platform
development, and productivity improvement /cost savings. She was recognized for her
leadership in the advancement and retention of women in R&D with a CTO Pathfinder
From 2006 through 2018, Melissa served as the Global VP of R&D for Hair Care, Pet Care, Snacks, Coffee, Grooming, and Global Devices. She was responsible for the R&D function in each of those assignments and reported to the business unit president.
Melissa is an investor member at Queen City Angels, working with other
members to identify and fund entrepreneurs. She loves to learn about new
technologies and business models and to help people achieve their goals. She also
serves on the Board of a privately held pet products company.
Melissa and her husband, Don Monich, have two children and three grandchildren.
Melissa is honored to serve as the mayor of Wyoming, Ohio. She is Outreach Co-Chair
at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and volunteers weekly at Valley Interfaith
Community Resource Center, a food and clothing pantry. Melissa is a chemical
engineer by training and has been recognized as a University of Toledo