Student, Mexico City College, 1947. Bachelor in Journalism, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1948. Master of Arts in American Culture, Western Reserve University, 1956.
Postgraduate in industrial communications, Purdue University, 1966.
Reporter, Dix Newspapers and Cleveland Press, 1939-1941;
radio writer, Station WAKR, Akron, Ohio., 1941;
director public relations, United Nations, Austria, Czechoslovakia, 1945-1946;
director athletic publicity, Kent State University, 1946-1948;
manager communication, General Electric, Cleveland, 1948-1953;
staff consultant employee communication, General Electric, New York City, 1954-1958;
staff consultant group relations, General Electric, New York City, 1958-1960;
staff consultant public affairs planning, General Electric, New York City, 1960-1962;
director corporation communication, Chrysler Corporation Headquarters, Detroit, 1963-1970;
editor, public Serving You magazine, Catholic Hospital Association, St. Louis, 1962-1965;
president, Mid-American Communication Institute, Naples (Florida) and Cleveland, 1970-1993;
president, Mid-American Comm. Foundation, Inc., since 1994;
president, Mid American Comm. Foundation, Inc., since 1994;
executive management consultant employee relations and communication, Ciba Geigy International, United States, Europe, 1972-1985;
executive management consultant employee relations and communication, Dresser Industries, Inc., Dallas, 1975-1985;
public and employee relations management consultant, Exxon, Wisconsin Power, Arkansas Kraft, Koppers, Boeing, DeSoto, Salt River Project, Battelle Institute, Pennsylvania Power & Light, Radio Corporation of America Corporation, Wisconsin Power & Light, Hanna Mining, Olin Industries, Sun Life, 1970-1991;
editor, public, Ohio Ski World, Cleveland, 1979-1989;
editor, public, Journal of Management Advocacy Comm., since 1994.
Chairman of the Board Brandywine Ski Resort, Inc., Sagamore Hills, Ohio, since 1970. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Dover Lake Waterpark, Inc., Sagamore Hills, since 1979. President Creative Strategies, Inc., Northfield, Ohio, 1984.
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board D &S Technology, Inc., Northfield, 1985-1986, Brandywine Leisure Enterprises, Inc., 1981-1990. Adjunct Professor management Hofstra College, New York City, 1960-1961. Adjunct Professor committee Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1982.
Visiting lecturer Boston University, 1993, Kent State University, since 1973.
Member industrial committee Cleveland Urban League, 1952-1953. Vice president, board directors Cleveland Film Festival, 1952-1953. Civil defense director City of East Cleveland, 1953.
Co-director Initiative 202 campaign, state of Washington, 1962. Member Friends of Voinovich, Republican Party/United States Senate, Ohio Governor campaigns, Cleveland, 1988-1991, Republican Inner Circle, Washington, since 1989. Captain United States Army, 1941-1945.
Normandy, European Theatre of Operations. Member Public Relations Society of America (secretary Cleveland chapter 1953), Council Communication Management, Society Human Resource Professionals, International Communication Association (president 1965, international lecturer Berlin 1985, Sidney 1994), International Association Business Communicators (president New York chapter 1953), International Public Relations Association (international lecturer Uruguay 1994), World Communication Association (international lecturer Singapore 1989, Helsinki 1991, South Africa 1993), Society Professional Journalists (secretary Cleveland chapter 1953), American Academy Political and Social Science, American Productivity and Quality Association, International Society for General Semantics, American Society Association Executives, Florida Public Relations Association (international lecturer Montvideo 1994), Aurora Country Club, Patterson Country Club, Quail Creek Country Club, Delta Tau Delta, Kent State President's Club, Marvin Kent Society. Member board directors Kent State University Alumni Association (vice president and founder Cleveland chapter).
Married Dorothy Jeanne Strain, June 14, 1943. Children: Michael Alan, Douglas Thomas, Deborah Jeanne.