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Public relations executive

David Anthony Meeker, American public relations executive. Recipient Con Lee Kelliher award Kent State University, l966, Distinguished Alumnus award School Journalism, l983, Lighthouse award Cleveland Public Relations Society of America, 2001.


Meeker, David Anthony was born on June 1, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Anthony and Lucia Pauline (Schweikert) Meeker.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Journalism, Kent State University, Ohio, 1961. Postgraduate, Kent State University, Ohio, 1964. Master of Science in Communications Management, Syracuse University, New York City, 1998.


Editor Recordak Record, Eastman Kodak Company, New York City, 1961-1962. Journalist Akron Beacon Journal, 1962-1966, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1966-1969. Executive secretary to mayor City of St. Louis, 1969-1971.

Assistant director Ohio Department Natural Resources, Columbus, 1971-1973. Executive director Ohio Democratic Party, 1973-1974. President Urbanistics, Inc., 1974-1976.

Partner Meeker-Mayer Public Relations, 1976-1984. President David A. Meeker & Associates, Inc., Akron, 1984-1989. Executive vice president, board directors Edward Howard & Company, 1989—2001.

Faculty Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communications, since 2000.


Democratic candidate for mayor City of Akron, 1987. Member advisory council Kent State University School Journalism, 1996-1997, member advisory board. Chairman board directors Village at St. Edward.

Fellow Public Relations Society of America (national honors and awards committee 1981-1983, chairman 1983, national membership committee 1980-1981, chairman 1984, past delegate-at-large national assembly, chairman Counselors Academy spring conference 1987, president Akron chapter 1982, past chairman and director environmental sections, past chairman College of Fellows). Member Sons of the American Revolution, International Public Relations Association, Society Professional Journalists (past president Buckeye chapter, John S. Knight award 1999), Greater Ohio, Nazareth Housing Corporation, Progress Through Preservation (past president).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, fishing, antiques.


Married Anita Marie De Jacimo, June 24, l96l. Children: Christine Marie, Elizabeth Ann, Eileen Louise, David Edgerton.

Charles Anthony Meeker

Lucia Pauline (Schweikert) Meeker

Anita Marie De Jacimo

Christine Marie Meeker

Elizabeth Ann Meeker

Eileen Louise Meeker

David Edgerton Meeker