ROYALL M. MACK, SR., is the founder and CEO of Ciara Enterprises, LLC., a company providing fundraising, organizational development, strategic planning, tactical execution, sales/marketing and distribution to for-profit and non-profit organizations. Mack, a retired Corporate Officer of the Gillette Company in Boston, MA, is a veteran of Sales, Finance, Marketing and Product Development Functions world-wide. In 1998, Mack was selected by Gillette’s Board of Directors to lead the consolidation of all Gillette North American Merchandising Functions, including Blade/ Razor, Duracell, Personal Care, Oral B and Braun divisions. Mack developed Branding for Gillette Giving worldwide. Prior to his retirement after 35 years of service, in 2005 he was named Corporate Officer and Sr. Vice President of Civic Affairs where he led Gillette’s Philanthropic programs worldwide. During 2003-2005, Gillette’s Philanthropic programs impacted 20 million people in diverse markets world wide.
Further, while at Gillette, Mack became Vice President of Ethnic Markets, a $1 Billion Dollar Ethnic Consumer Market in 1992. He assumed additional responsibility for Gillette’s $500 Million Dollar Government Market World Wide Group in 1995.
In 2002, Mack revamped Gillette’s Minority Purchasing Program, increasing purchases from minority vendors from $11.6 million in 2002 to $53.6 million in 2004. Consequently, earning the Gillette Company “Minority Supplier of the Year” in New England 2003 and 2004. The program soared to $67.7 million in 2005 earning Gillette a second Minority Supplier award.
In conjunction with Gillette’s Human Resource and Diversity effort, Mack developed the strategy and “Return On Investment (ROI) Measurement” for a $1 million dollar contribution to a Historically Black University, the largest gift given to an educational institution in the history of the Gillette Company.
Mack serves on numerous boards and community organizations such as Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., Boston, MA, Executive Leadership Council and Foundation, Washington, D.C., National Black College Hall of Fame Foundation, Atlanta, GA, Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Ann Arbor, Michigan, College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina A&T State University), Greensboro, NC, founder Merrimack Valley partners for Progress, Andover, MA, and Middlesex Community College, Trustee, Lowell, MA. He holds active memberships at Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, MA, and Mount Nebo Baptist Church, West Point, VA.
Mack’s awards are numerous and include the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Leadership Award, Induction into National Black College Hall of Fame, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Presidential Award as a Distinguished Alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University (2003), Business Executive of the Year, New England’s Business Council (2004), an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from North Carolina A&T State University, and a designation by the State of Kentucky as a “Kentucky Colonel” for service and leadership at Kentucky State University.
Mack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University, and an Executive M.B.A. from Harvard University’s, “Advanced Management Program” (AMP 109).
More recently, in September 2007 Mack was selected by Massachusetts Governor, Duval Patrick, to serve a four-year term as a trustee for the largest community college in the state of Massachusetts. Mack’s role will be to add strategic focus being placed on K-16 standards for the community college system.
Mack is a powerful speaker and motivator. His message to the audiences of all ages remains the same: “Evaluate yourself to know yourself,” “Take advantage of all opportunities available,” “Never ask others to do for you what you can do for yourself,” “Each one must teach twelve,” “Deliver results not excuses,” “A Father’s success is determined by how he parents and loves his children,” and “Faith, Family and Vocation.” Mack credits his parents for providing him with a foundation of attainment and teaching him the honor and value in giving back.