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Nana Laurel Booker

Nana Laurel Booker, American art gallery owner, honorary consul. Recipient International Association Business Communicators awards, Women in Communications awards, Crystal award American Marketing Association, Outstanding Public Relations Practitioner award Texas Public Relations Association, 1996, Volunteer of the Year award Houston Area Women's Center, 1998, Order of Australia, 2005.

Background

  • Booker, Nana Laurel was born on August 5, 1946 in Waco, Texas, United States. Daughter of Karl and Helen Dorothy (Keene) Booker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Baylor University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1970. Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1980.

    Career

    • Assistant professor communications University New Orleans, 1970-1974, 1977-1978. Public relations consultant New Orleans, 1974-1978. Director public relations Touro Infirmary, 1976-1978.

      Director communications Lifemark Corporation, Houston, 1978-1981. President Communications Alliance, 1981-1982. Director international relations, communications Mayor' General’ s Office, City of Houston, 1982-1984.

      President Nana Booker & Associates (now Booker/Hancock & Associates), Houston, 1984—2004. Owner Booker-Lowe Gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art, since 2002. Honorary consul of Australia, State Texas, since 1999.

    Works

    • Co-author: Introduction to Theatrical Arts, 1972.

    Membership

    Active South Texas District Export Council, Houston, 1988-1992. Press aide campaign K. Whitmire for Mayor, Houston, 1982. Executive advisory board college business administration University Houston, 1990-1995.

    Board directors Escape Center, 1990-1993, Young Women’s Christian Association, Houston, 1991-1992, Greater Houston Partnership, 2003-2006. Co-chair Asia-Pacific Arts Circuit Asia Society, Texas, since 2006. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited, chairperson international section 1993-1995, Excalibur award 1988, Certified of Appreciation 1993, 94, 95.

    Member United States council 1994-1996), International Public Relations Association, Houston World Trade Association (board directors 1986—2005), Houston-Shenzhen Sister City Association (board directors 1987-1994), Swiss-American C. of Chamber (board directors 1987-1990), River Oaks Breakfast Club (board directors 1997), Asia Society Texas (board directors since 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, design, art.

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    Born August 5, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Baylor University
    • 1970
      University Florida
    • 1980
      Pepperdine University
    • 1970 - 1974
      Assistant, professor communications University New Orleans
    • 1974 - 1978
      public relations consultant, New Orleans
    • 1976 - 1978
      director, public relations Touro Infirmary
    • 1977 - 1978
      Assistant, professor communications University New Orleans
    • 1978 - 1981
      director, communications Lifemark Corporation
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      president, Communications Alliance
    • 1982 - 1984
      director, international relations
    • 1984 - 2004
      president, Nana Booker & Associates (now Booker/Hancock & Associates)
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 2002
      owner Booker-Lowe Gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art
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