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public relations specialist

Betty Jo Thomas-Orr, American public relations specialist. Named 4-H Leader of Year, State of Illinois, 1978. Member American Business Women Association, National University Student Alumni Association (treasurer 1990), Las Vegas Drifters (past president, secretary, treasurer), The Links, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Background

Thomas-Orr, Betty Jo was born on September 28, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William H. and Elizabeth (Brown) Shannon.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, National University, 1988. Master of Business Administration, National University, 1989.

Career

Campaign and project director, Chicago 17th Ward, 1970-1975; communmity project director, Chicago 17th Ward, 1978-1979; customer service representative Mainliner Reservations, United Airlines, Chicago, 1967-1983; customer service representative, United Airlines, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1983-1992; retired, 1992; assistant director public relations, American Lung Association, Las Vegas, 1989, 92; member, Board Veterinary Medical Examiners, Reno, Nevada, 1990-1993.

Membership

Member American Business Women Association, National University Student Alumni Association (treasurer 1990), Las Vegas Drifters (past president, secretary, treasurer), The Links, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: arts, crafts, ceramics.

Connections

Married Wilbur E. Thomas, June 28, 1958 (divorced 1979). Married Vernon A. Orr, June 2, 1980 (deceased 1985). Children: Pamela F., Kenneth E., Neil A.

father:
William H. Shannon

mother:
Elizabeth (Brown) Shannon

spouse:
Vernon A. Orr

spouse:
Wilbur E. Thomas

child:
Kenneth E. Thomas-Orr

child:
Pamela F. Thomas-Orr

child:
Neil A. Thomas-Orr