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Celebrating the leadership, vision, tenacity, and love of community shared by the recipients of the Great Living Cincinnatian Award, presented annually by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber since 1967.
1897 – 1979
In 1915, Mark Upson, an 18 year old Cincinnatian, began a 48 year association with the Procter & Gamble Co. He progressed from sales assistant to salesman to supervisor to Boston District manager to Eastern Division manager to vice president of Food Products to vice president of the company.
Upson has touched almost every area of Cincinnati life. He served as chairman of the Central Business District Working Review Committee, member of the board of trustees of the Heart Association, general campaign chairman of United Appeal and a member of the board of directors of the American Red Cross.
Recipients are selected from candidates by the Cincinnati Chamber’s senior council based on the following criteria: – Community service – Business and civic attainment on a local, state and national or international level – Leadership – Awareness of the needs of others – Distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to their community, institution or organization