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Werhner Washington was born in Fairhope, Alabama. At an early age, his family relocated to Sidney, New York where Werhner graduated from Sidney High School. After high school, Werhner attended Tuskegee University and in 1984 received his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering. He started his career at P&G in Albany, Georgia and relocated several times during his 35+ year career. During his last five years, Werhner was the P&G Albany Plant Manager, which was by far his favorite assignment. During Werhner's time as plant manager, the Albany Plant received recognition as the 2019 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year and also the 2019 P&G North America Best Plant Award. Werhner was actively involved in the community as plant manager. He served as Co-Chair of the Albany-Dougherty Industry Roundtable and was a member of the Board of Directors of Albany Technical College where he helped develop the Albany Transportation Academy at Albany

Technical College.  Werhner was also a tremendous advocate for youth in Southwest Georgia while supporting the Dougherty, Lee and Terrell County Public School systems. Under his leadership, the P&G Albany Plant was the Title Sponsor for the Georgia First Robotics District competition in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dougherty County now has a robotics team at every public school in the county!! Werhner also was an actively supporter of the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy. With that partnership P&G and the 4C Academy created a high school internship program to help provide real work opportunities in manufacturing. In his spare time, Werhner was also a youth mentor.

Werhner and his wife Dr. Patsy Washington (a former professor at Albany State University) are now retired and reside in Sarasota, Florida.

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