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Gayle Cochrane Shelton

Gayle Cochrane Shelton, American federal government official. awards for achievement United States Department Commerce, 1967, Gold award for distinguished achievement, 1981.

Background

  • Shelton, Gayle Cochrane was born on August 11, 1918 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States. Son of Gayle Cochrane and Marguerite Perryman (Brown) Shelton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1942. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1940-1947.

      President Pacific Wholesale Corporation, Agana, Guam, 1947-1962. Also American Overseas Sales Corporation, San Francisco, 1957-1962. Director district office United States Department Commerce, Birmingham, Alabama, 1962-1978, area director, since 1978.

      Southeastern regional export marketing manager Office Field Operations, Domestic and International Business Administration, Washington, 1972, acting assistant director, 1973-1974, special assistant to director Office Business Services, Washington, 1971. Regional managing director United States and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, 1981, chief of staff, 1982-1984. Guest lecturer OFO Institute, United States Department Commerce, 1973-1974, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1965.

      Speaker United States Foreign Service Commercial Officers Conference, 1978. Executive secretary Southwestern area National Defense Executive Reserve, 1964-1974. Director United States Trade Mission on Water Pollution, Belgium and Luxembourg, 1976.

      Director United States Trade Mission on Mining and Mining Related Equipment, Greece and Turkey, 1977. Executive secretary Alabama-Mississippi District Export Council, since 1971. Vice president Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1972.

      Named Alabama World Trade man of year, 1972. Recipient medals and awards for achievement United States Department Commerce, 1967, Gold award for distinguished achievement, 1981.

    Career

    • Contributor articles to trade and professional journals.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to trade and professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Association Internationale des Etudiants on Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama World Trade Association (president 1974-1977), American Management Association, American Society International Executives. Club: Relay House (Birmingham).

    Connections

    • father: Gayle Cochrane Shelton
    • mother: Marguerite Perryman (Brown) Shelton
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