President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News.

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McDonald, 61, is a native of Gary, Ind., who grew up in Chicago. He was at the helm of Proctor and Gamble from July 2009 to July 2013. 

If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would replace Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson, who replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. 

Shinseki resigned May 30 after apologizing for the agency's problems. 

Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.