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David Spencer Bennett

David Spencer Bennett, American framing and art gallery executive.


  • Bennett, David Spencer was born on November 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of David Spencer and Edna Virginia (Hewling) Bennett.

  • Career

    • Executive vice president Bennett Advertising, Harlingen, Texas, 1958-1963. Account executive Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago, 1963-1965. Editor, public M-G Publications, Inc., 1965-1966.

      Executive director member services American Business Press, New York City, 1966-1969. Manager marketing services Miller Public Company, Minneapolis, 1969-1981. General manager Doane Public, Control Data Corporation, St. Louis, 1981-1988.

      President Bennett Communications, 1988-1989. Chief executive officer David S. Bennett Corporation, Minneapolis, since 1989. Board directors Finan Public Company.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: public speaking, karate, writing, acting.


    • Co-author: New Heights for Journalism, 1969, A Guide to New Profit Opportunites, 1970. Author: The Publication Marketing Plan, 1981.


    National chairman American Agriculture Day, 1973, 1974, 1977. Board directors Kirkwood (Missouri) Library, 1987-1989. Served to capt, United States Air Force Reserve, 1957-1965.

    Member National Agrimarketing Association (director 1982-1983, Workhorse of Year award 1977), Agriculture Day Foundation (president 1979-1980), St. Louis Agriculture Business Club., Sales and Marketing Executives (executive vice president, executive committee, board directors 1987-1989), National Speakers Association Lodges: Rotary (vice president, board director Webster Groves 1986-1988).



    Avocations: public speaking, karate, writing, acting.


    • Married Charlotte Ann Nalley, September 14, 1957 (divorced March 1979). Children: Tucker David, Charles Roy, Ward Ross, Spencer Hill. Married Donna Mae Boeser, February 8, 1981.
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    Born November 17, 1935
    • 1958 - 1963
      Executive, vice president Bennett Advertising
      Harlingen, Texas, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      account executive, Leo Burnett Advertising
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
    • 1966 - 1969
      executive, director member services American Business Press
    • 1969 - 1981
      manager, marketing services Miller Public Company
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1981 - 1988
      general manager, Doane Public
    • 1988 - 1989
      president, Bennett Communications
    • 1989
      chief executive, officer David S. Bennett Corporation
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States