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Barry Frank Wiksten

Barry Frank Wiksten, American communications executive. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Public Relations Seminar, Wisemen, Union League Club (New York ), The Athenaeum (Philadelphia).

Background

  • Wiksten, Barry Frank was born on June 23, 1935 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Frank Alfred and Alice Gertrude (Ensor) Wiksten.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1960. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1961.

    Career

    • Director economic programs United States Council, International Chamber of C., New York City, 1962-1963. With Trans World Airlines, 1964-1979, director finance relations, 1972, vice president public affairs, 1973, vice president public relations, 1973-1976, senior vice president public affairs, member airline policy board, 1976-1979. Vice president corporation administration Trans World Corporation, 1979-1982, also secretary corporation policy committee, member consumer affairs committee and corporation compensation committee.

      Senior vice president communications CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, 1982-1984, senior vice president public affairs, since 1984.

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Public Relations Seminar, Wisemen, Union League Club (New York ), The Athenaeum (Philadelphia).

    Connections

    • Married Madeleine Schmeil, November 23, 1979. Children: Karen Anne, Eric Marshal, Kurt Edward.
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    • 1960
      Miami University
    • 1961
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1962 - 1963
      Director, ational C. of C.
    • 1962 - 1963
      Intern, ational C. of C.
    • 1982 - 1984
      senior, vice president communications CIGNA Corporation
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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