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Peter Robert Van Leight

Peter Robert Van Leight, American magazine publisher. Recipient Meyer Sniffen award, Union League Club, 1969. Member of Veterans Corps Artillery New York, New England Society, Subscription Fullfillment Managers Association, United States Darting Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Magazine Publications Association, Bombay Bicycle, Siwanoy Country, Union League.

Background

  • Leight, Peter Robert Van was born on April 18, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Eugene and Irma (Fink von Finkenstein zu Hohenstein) Van Leight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brown University, 1957. Master in Archaeology, Mexico City University, 1956.

    Career

    • Advertising staff executive Time Incorporated, New York York City, 1961—1963. Advertising sales executive Conde Nast Publications, 1963—1967. Vice president advertising sales New York Magazine, 1967—1974.

      Advertising sales director, vice president Saturday Review, New York City, 1974—1976. Senior vice president, director marketing American Banker, 1976—1979. Advertising sales director World Tennis, Columbia Broadcasting System Publications, 1979—1981.

      National sales manager Changing Times Magazine, 1981—1986. Advertising director, 1986—1989. Partner Townshend, Van Leight, since 1989.

      Chairman International Subaquatic Industries Inc., 1974—1976. Member Post Master's General Advisory Committee, 1970—1971. With United States Navy, 1958-1961.

    Membership

    Member of Veterans Corps Artillery New York, New England Society, Subscription Fullfillment Managers Association, United States Darting Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Magazine Publications Association, Bombay Bicycle, Siwanoy Country, Union League.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Aimee van Schreik, 1958 (divorced 1970). Children: Nicole, Erik. Married Nancy Elizabeth Arnold, May 20, 1972 (divorced 1988).

      1 child Courtney; Married Victoria Earle Roschen, October 16, 1988.
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    Born April 18, 1935
    • 1957
      Brown University
    • 1956
      Mexico City University
    • 1961 - 1963
      Advertising staff executive, Time Incorporated
    • 1963 - 1967
      advertising sales executive, Conde Nast Publications
    • 1967 - 1974
      vice president, advertising sales New York Magazine
    • 1970 - 1971
      member, Post Master's General Advisory Committee
    • 1974 - 1976
      advertising sales director, Saturday Review
    • 1974 - 1976
      vice president, Saturday Review
    • 1974 - 1976
      chairman, International Subaquatic Industries Incorporated
    • 1976 - 1979
      senior, marketing American Banker
    • 1976 - 1979
      director, marketing American Banker
    • 1979 - 1981
      advertising sales director, World Tennis
    • 1981 - 1986
      national sales manager, Changing Times Magazine
    • 1986 - 1989
      advertising director
    • 1989
      partner, Townshend
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