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VP & GM, Oral Care, North America
Dana Medema is the Vice President & General Manager for Oral Care North America at Colgate-Palmolive. With over 20 years of FMCG experience in the U.S. and Europe, she is a passionate growth leader focused on building a strong business grounded in strong brands and even stronger people.
Her professional experience spans both innovation and commercial roles leading global, regional and local teams. She has spearheaded organizational change, accelerated business results and driven innovation across several health and beauty categories including toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants and body cleansing.
Dana was recognized for leadership with selection to participate in the Colgate-Dartmouth 2030 Executive Education Program (2010-2011), Colgate Leadership Challenge (2005) and Star Award for Excellence (2005).
Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to Colgate, Dana worked at the Clorox Company in their Brita Division.
Dana and her family enjoy traveling, skiing and spending time with friends and family.