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William John Katsafanas

William John Katsafanas, American communications executive. President Northampton Community Association, Baltimore, 1978-1980, member Better Business Bureau St. Louis, Missouri, since 1984 (advertising review committee). Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963. Member St. Louis Advertising Club (board directors since 1987), television Bureau Advertising (sales advisory committee since 1986).

Background

  • Katsafanas, William John was born on April 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh. Son of John William and Tina (Dugan) Katsafanas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1961.

    Career

    • Account executive Station WTAE-television, Pittsburgh, 1966-1971, national sales manager, 1972-1974. General sales manager Station WBAL-television, Baltimore, 1974-1978, vice president sales, 1978-1980. Vice president, general sales manager Station KSBW-television, Monterey, California, 1980-1981.

      Midwest representative Columbia Pictures television, Chicago, 1981-1983. General sales manager Station KAKE-television, Wichita, Kansas, 1983-1984, Station KSDK-television, St. Louis, since 1984. Chairman Wichita Broadcasters Electronic Seminars, 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Greek Orthodox

    Membership

    President Northampton Community Association, Baltimore, 1978-1980, member Better Business Bureau St. Louis, Missouri, since 1984 (advertising review committee). Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963. Member St. Louis Advertising Club (board directors since 1987), television Bureau Advertising (sales advisory committee since 1986).

    Clubs: Glen Echo Country. (St. Louis). Lodges: Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Shortuse, August 21, 1965. Children: John William II, Emily Harley.
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    Born April 28, 1938
    • 1961
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1966 - 1971
      Account executive, Station WTAE-television
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      general sales manager, Station WBAL-television
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      vice president, Station KSBW-television
      Monterey, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      general sales manager, Station KSBW-television
      Monterey, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      midwest representative Columbia Pictures television
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      general sales manager, Station KAKE-television
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1984
      general sales manager, Station KAKE-television
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