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Public relations executive

Anthony M. Franco, American public relations executive. Communications Center at St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland Hospital named in his honor; named one of 100 superstars in public relations Public Relations Quarterly, 1990.

Background

Franco, Anthony M. was born on July 7, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of John Richard and Evelyn Louise Franco.

Education

Student, United States Naval Academy, 1957. Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, 1958.

Career

Director public relations Dawson-Murray Advertising, Detroit, 1958-1960, Fred M. Randall Company, Detroit, 1960-1962, Denman & Baker Advertising, Detroit, 1962-1964. Founder, chairman Anthony M. Franco, Inc., 1964-1995. Editorial director WJBK-television (Fox), 1994-1997.

Board directors Ziebart International, Community Foundation Collier County, Florida, The Community School Naples, Florida. Adjunct professor graduate school Walsh College, Michigan. Consultant Broad, Vogt and Conant.

Consultant Stone, August, Medrich Company.

Membership

Past trustee Marygrove College, Detroit. Trustee University Detroit, Community School Naples (Florida), Community Foundation Collier County (Florida). Corporation board directors Boys Clubs Metropolitan Detroit, 1972-1987.

Emcee Celebrity Night fundraising dinner, St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland Hospital. President Metropolitan Detroit council Boy Scouts American, 1985. Chairman Channel 56, 1988-1990.

Board directors Michigan Library. Foundation, 1988-1995, Michigan History Foundation. Board directors Alma (Michigan) College.

Member International Public Relations Group of Companies (vice president, director), Public Relations Society of America (president 1986, director Detroit chapter, president 1974, chairman east central district), Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce (vice-chairman executive committee, chairman 1990-1991), United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Bloomfield Open Hunt Club (president board directors), Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Bloomfield Hills Country Club, McAuley Club.

Connections

Married Melissa R. Rohde, August 27, 1983. Children: Catherine, Suzanne, Anne, Anthony, Patricia, Michael, David, Meredith, Christopher.

father:
John Richard

mother:
Evelyn Louise Franco

spouse:
Melissa R. Rohde

child:
Catherine Franco

child:
Suzanne Franco

child:
Anne Franco

child:
Anthony Franco

child:
Patricia Franco

child:
Michael Franco

child:
David Franco

child:
Meredith Franco

child:
Christopher Franco