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Barry Frank Wiksten Edit Profile

Communications executive

Barry Frank Wiksten, American communications executive. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Public Relations Seminar, Wisemen, Union League Club (New York ), The Athenaeum (Philadelphia).

Background

Wiksten, Barry Frank was born on June 23, 1935 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Frank Alfred and Alice Gertrude (Ensor) Wiksten.

Education

Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1960; Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1961.

Career

Director economics programs, United States Council, International Chamber of Commerce, New York City, 1962-1963; with, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1964-1979; director finance relations, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1972; vice president public affairs, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1973; vice president public relations, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1973-1976; senior vice president public affairs, member airline policy board, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1976-1979; vice president corporation administration, Trans World Corporation, 1979-1982; also secretary corporation policy committee, member consumer affairs committee and corporation compensation committee, Trans World Corporation senior vice president communications, CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, 1982-1984; senior vice president public affairs, CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, since 1984.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Public Relations Seminar, Wisemen, Union League Club (New York ), The Athenaeum (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Madeleine Schmeil, November 23, 1979. Children: Karen Anne, Eric Marshal, Kurt Edward.

father:
Frank Alfred Wiksten

mother:
Alice Gertrude (Ensor) Wiksten

spouse:
Madeleine Schmeil

children:
Eric Marshal Wiksten

Karen Anne Wiksten

Kurt Edward Wiksten