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Keith Patterson Rowan

Keith Patterson Rowan, American communications executive, consultant. Board directors executive program University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1981, young president organization, 1974-1977.

Background

  • Rowan, Keith Patterson was born on August 14, 1934 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of James Arthur and Elisabeth (Patterson) Rowan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1956. Postgraduate, London School Economic, 1962. Postgraduate, New York University, 1966.

      Executive program certified, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978.

    Career

    • Vice president accountant executive Hill & Knowlton, Incorporated, New York York City, 1967-1970. Vice president communications Avco Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1969-1972. Chairman and president Carte Blanche Corporation, Los Angeles, 1973-1975.

      Vice president investor relations Rockwell International Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1976-1977. Vice president corporation and finance relations Smith International, Inc., Newport Beach, California, 1977-1980. Senior vice president, general manager Bozell & Jacobs, Incorporated, New York York City, 1981-1982, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Los Angeles, 1983-1985.

      Senior vice president Burson Marsteller, Inc., 1986-1989. President Rowan Consultant, Inc., 1989-1994. Managing director global business unit Shandwick/Rogers & Cowan, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, since 1994.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors executive program University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1981, young president organization, 1974-1977.

    Personality

    Interests

    Long distance running, cooking, writing.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Guthrie, December 23, 1958. Children: Dora E. Rowan Jiles, Keith P. Junior, Michelle D., James G.
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    Born August 14, 1934
    • 1956
      Cornell University
    • 1962
      London School Economic
    • 1966
      New York University
    • 1978
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1967 - 1970
      Vice president, accountant executive Hill & Knowlton
    • 1969 - 1972
      vice president, communications Avco Corporation
      Greenwich, United Kingdom
    • 1973 - 1975
      chairman, and president Carte Blanche Corporation
    • 1976 - 1977
      vice president, investor relations Rockwell International Corporation
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      vice president, corporation and finance relations Smith International
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      senior, Bozell & Jacobs
    • 1981 - 1982
      general manager, Bozell & Jacobs
    • 1983 - 1985
      senior, Bozell & Jacobs
    • 1983 - 1985
      general manager, Bozell & Jacobs
    • 1986 - 1989
      senior, vice president Burson Marsteller
    • 1989 - 1994
      president, Rowan Consultant
    • 1994
      managing director, global business unit Shandwick/Rogers & Cowan
      Beverly Hills, California, United States
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