The U.S. Senate voted 97-0 Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald as veterans affairs secretary, the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Kesling reported via Twitter that afternoon.
McDonald retired from P&G in June 2013 after a 23-year career at the conglomerate, which he led for four years as president and CEO and where he also served as chairman of the board of directors for three years.
President Barack Obama nominated McDonald in June for the VA secretary role and will seek to bring corporate management practices to the agency, he told Senate lawmakers during his confirmation hearing earlier this month.
For more on his testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, click here to read our previous coverage.
McDonald served in the U.S. Army for five years before he joined P&G and is a West Point graduate.