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Public relations executive

Arlen Duane Southern was American public relations executive. Named one of three most respected public relations executives in nationwide study, 1978; recipient Best-of-Industry award for corporation finance advertising, 1971, 72. Served with United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Public Relations Society of America, Sigma Delta Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

Southern, Arlen Duane was born on April 11, 1933 in Liberal, Kansas, United States. Son of N. Leo and Lydia Southern.

Education

Student, Panhandle State College, 1953. Bachelor in Journalism, University Oklahoma, 1956. Postgraduate in public relations and advertising, University Oklahoma, 1956.

Career

With Associated Press, Oklahoma City, 1954-1956. Editorial assistant Thompson Products, Cleveland, 1956-1957. Manager communications Tapco Group, 1959-1963.

Assistant director public relations and advertising TRW Inc., 1964-1968, director public relations and advertising, 1968-1972. Vice president corporation affairs Indiana University International Corporation, Philadelphia, 1972-1982. President The Arlen Southern Company, Wayne and West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1983-1997, retired, 1997.

Writer, speaker professional, educational, industrial organizations. Past officer, director National Investor Relations Institute, Washington, charter member senior roundtable, 1994. Director, past president Investor Relations Association, New York City.

Member Delaware Valley Public Affairs Roundtable, Philadelphia.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Public Relations Society of America, Sigma Delta Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Beth Louise Rapp, September 22, 1956. Children: Randal David, Stanford Leo.

father:
N. Leo

mother:
Lydia Southern

spouse:
Beth Louise Rapp

child:
Randal David Southern

child:
Stanford Leo Southern