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Samuel Petok

Samuel Petok was American manufacturing company executive. Recipient Page One award Newspaper Guild Detroit, 1948. Former trustee Arthur W. Page Society; trustee History Society Princeton. Member Public Relations Society of America (Silver Anvil award 1964), International Public Relations Association, Overseas Press Club American, The Old Guard of Princeton, Nassau Club, Cherry Valley Country Club.

Background

  • Petok, Samuel was born on August 12, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Harry and Jennie (Weingarten) Petok.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1945. Postgraduate, Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, 1946.

    Career

    • Reporter Detroit Free Press, 1946-1950. Account executive McCann Erickson, 1950-1952. Public relations executive Chrysler Corporation, 1952-1970.

      Vice president public relations and advertising White Motor Corporation, Cleveland, 1971-1976. Director communications automotive operations Rockwell International Company, Troy, Michigan, 1976-1977, corporation staff vice president public relations Pittsburgh, 1977-1978, vice president communications, 1978-1982, senior vice president communications, member management committee, 1982-1988.

    Membership

    Former trustee Arthur W. Page Society. Trustee History Society Princeton. Member Public Relations Society of America (Silver Anvil award 1964), International Public Relations Association, Overseas Press Club American, The Old Guard of Princeton, Nassau Club, Cherry Valley Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Fayne Joyce Myers, June 26, 1952. Children– Carol, Seth, Michael.
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    Born August 12, 1922
    • 1945
      Wayne State University
    • 1946
      Medill School Journalism
    • 1946 - 1950
      Reporter Detroit Free Press
    • 1950 - 1952
      account executive, McCann Erickson
    • 1952 - 1970
      public relations executive, Chrysler Corporation
    • 1971 - 1976
      Vice president, public relations and advertising White Motor Corporation
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      director, communications automotive operations Rockwell International Company
      Troy, Michigan, United States
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