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Public relations executive

Barbara Alden Taylor, American public relations executive. Named to Academy of Women Achievers Young Women’s Christian Association, 1985; board directors Up With People, Tucson, since 1990; trustee Smith College, since 1999.


Taylor, Barbara Alden was born on August 21, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of Harold Earl and Sally Alden (Howard) Taylor.


Bachelor, Smith College, 1965. Master of Arts, Antioch College, 1971.


Volunteer Peace Corps., India, 1966-1968. Teacher Upper Merion School District, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1969-1970, Cheltenham School District, Elkins Park, 1970-1974. Public relations director Princess Hotels International, New York City, 1974-1975.

Chairman Taylor & Hammond Ltd., 1975-1984. President Doremus/Marketshare, 1984-1986. Executive vice president Porter/Novelli, New York City, 1986-1990.

Senior vice president Hill and Knowlton, Inc., 1990-1993. Senior vice president corporation communications Lancaster Group Worldwide, 1993-1995. Senior vice president Coty Inc. and Benckiser Group, 1995-1997.

Executive vice president Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, New York City, since 1997.


Board directors Madison Square Boys' and Girls' Club New York, since 1978, also member women's board Boys' Club New York. Member Women in Communications, Public Relations Society of America (counselors academy), International Women's Forum, Advertising Women New York, Cosmetic Executive Women, Fashio Group, Doubles International, Smith College Alumnae Association (board directors 1993-1996), Club New York, Lyford Cay Club, Junior League City New York.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, walking.


Harold Earl Taylor

Sally Alden (Howard) Taylor