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Marion Katheryn Pinsdorf

Marion Katheryn Pinsdorf, American diversified financial services company executive, educator, writer. Trustee, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1977-1981; president Leonia (New Jersey) Public Library., 1973-1976; board directors Bergen County History Preservation, 1998^. Member of Leonia Economic Development Commission.


  • Pinsdorf, Marion Katheryn was born on June 22, 1932 in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Charles W. and Katheryn S. (Green) Pinsdorf.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Drew University, 1954. Master of Arts, New York University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1976.

      Doctor of Science in Business Administration (honorary), Nichols College, 1982.


    • Political reporter, editor women's department The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, 1954—1961. Associate copy editor Good Housekeeping magazine, 1962-1964. Communications specialist Borden, Inc., 1964-1969.

      Vice president Hill and Knowlton, New York City, 1970-1977. Vice president corporation relations Textron, Inc., Providence, 1977-1980. Vice president corporation communications INA Corporation, Philadelphia, 1980-1982.

      Independent management consultant since 1982. Adjunct assistan professor Brazilian studies Brown University, 1979-1989. Associate professor graduate school business Fordham University, 1987-1994, senior fellow in communications, 1994-2003, professor communications emeritus, since 2004.

      Lecturer in field.


    • Author: Communicating When Your Company Is Under Siege, Surviving Public Crisis, 1987, 3d edition, 1998, German Speaking Entrepreneurs: Builders of Business in Brazil South, 1990, All Crises are Global: Managing to Escape Chaos, 2004, (book) Toxic Bosses, 2010. Member editorial advisory board Public Relations Quarterly. Author book reviews.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Trustee, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1977-1981. President Leonia (New Jersey) Public Library., 1973-1976. Board directors Bergen County History Preservation, 1998^.

    Member of Leonia Economic Development Commission.


    • father: Charles W. Pinsdorf
    • mother: Katheryn S. (Green) Pinsdorf
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    • 1954
      Drew University
    • 1967
      New York University
    • 1976
      New York University
    • 1982
      Nichols College
    • 1954 - 1961
      Political reporter
      Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
    • 1962 - 1964
      associate, copy editor Good Housekeeping magazine
    • 1964 - 1969
      communications specialist, Borden
    • 1970 - 1977
      vice president, Hill and Knowlton
    • 1977 - 1980
      vice president, corporation relations Textron
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      vice president, corporation communications INA Corporation
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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