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Burton Kaplan, American speech writer. Recipient Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals The New York International Film & television Festival, New York, 1978-1981, Nicholson award American Association Investment Clubs, 1985.


Kaplan, Burton was born on September 18, 1935 in New York City.


Bachelor, Hobart College, 1957.


Journalist, Geneva (New York) Daily Times, 1957;copywriter, Hicks & Greist Inc., New York City, 1958-1963;associate director marketing services, Pepsi-Cola Company. New York City, 1963-1968;vice president, Richard K. Manoff Inc., New York City, 1968;president, The Burton Kaplan Company, Pawling, New York, since 1968. Consultant Revlon, Pepsi-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Frito-Lay, International Business Machines Corporation, others, nationwide, since 1968.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: The Managers Complete Guide to Speech Writing, 1988, Strategic Communication, 1991, Say What You Mean to Get What You Want, 1993, Winning People Over, 1996. Contributor articles to magazines and newspapers. Commentator Northeast Public Radio Network.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wine collecting, art, antique collecting.


Son of Aaron Leo and Anna (Bernstein) K. Divorced; children: Tracey E., Lesley.

Aaron Leo Kaplan

Anna (Bernstein) Kaplan

Tracey E. Kaplan

Lesley Kaplan