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Travel executive

Charles Gillett, American Travel executive.

Background

Gillett, Charles was born on September 9, 1915 in Newport, Kentucky, United States. Son of Louis B. and Sarah (Maller) Gillett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1938.

Career

Public relations director, Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, 1938-1939; account executive, Swafford & Koehl Advertising Agency, New York City, 1939-1940; advertising and sales promotion director, Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, 1940-1941; promotion public relations director, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, New York City, 1946-1962; vice president, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1962-1965; executive vice president, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1966-1974; president, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1974-1989; consultant, 1989-1995. Member travel advising committee unites states department Commerce, 1963-1965, 77-89, national advising committee on hwy beautification, 1965-1966. Delegate White House Conference Natural Beauty, 1965.

Special adviser to Discover American Travel Orgns., 1967-1968, director, 1968-1995. Member of New York State Board Tourist Commissioners, 1977-1984. Chairman National Urban Tourism Council, 1977-1990.

Member of advisory board Travel and Tourism Government Affairs, Policy Council, 1982-1995. Chairman Travel and Tourism Awardness Council, 1988-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: The Bridge, 1946. Writer, lecturer on travel business subjects.

Membership

Member public affairs committee United States Air Force Academy, 1968-1971. Served from private to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Travel Industry Association (director 1960-1962, president 1963-1965, chairman board 1965-1967, Merit award 1966, Golden Horseshoe award 1972), International Festivals Association (director 1975-1959, secretary 1959-1961, secretary-treasurer 1966-1967), American Society Travel Agents, Society of America Travel Writers, Public Relations Society of America, International Association Convention Bureaus (director 1968-1971, vice president 1971-1972, president 1973-1974), Travel Industry Association American (life director, National Travel Marketing award 1981).

Clubs: Overseas Press (New York City).

Connections

Married Virginia Margaret Littmann, June 11, 1949. Children: Valerie, David, Brian Paul, Peter Guy.

father:
Louis B. Gillett

mother:
Sarah (Maller) Gillett

spouse:
Virginia Margaret Littmann

child:
Peter Guy Gillett

child:
David Gillett

child:
Brian Paul Gillett

child:
Valerie Gillett