John E. Pepper, Jr.


Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair, Board of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Inc.

Mr. John E. Pepper, Jr., serves as a Vice President of Finance & Administration at Boston Scientific Corporation. Mr. Pepper serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair of the Board of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company 1995-1999, President  1986-1995. He joined Procter & Gamble in 1963 and served as Executive Vice President. He served three years in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Pepper served as the Chairman of the Board of Walt Disney Co. since January 1, 2007. He served as the Chairman of The Procter & Gamble Company 1995-1999 and 2000-2002. He served as a Director of Boston Scientific Corporation1999-2001 and 2003-2010. He served as a Director of Motorola Solutions, Inc. since 1994 and Walt Disney Co. 2006-2012. He served as a Director of Xerox Corp.  1990-2005. He served as a Director of Procter & Gamble Co. 1984-2003.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of ShareThis, Inc. and connXus Holdings, LLC. He serves on the boards of Partnership for a Drug Free America and the National Advisory Board of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Inc.

He served as Vice President of Finance and Administration of Yale University 2004-2005. Mr. Pepper is a Fellow of The Yale Corporation and a Trustee of the Christ Church Endowment Fund.

He holds a BA from Yale University in 1960 and holds honorary Doctorate degrees from Yale University, Ohio State University, Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph College and St. Petersburg University (Russia).