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Public relations executive

Dennis Britton McGrath, American Public relations executive.

Background

McGrath, Dennis Britton was born on March 11, 1937 in Minneapolis. Son of James William and Rosalia Clara (Britton) McGrath.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University of Minnesota, 1963.

Career

Publications editor, Mutual Service Insurance Company, St. Paul, 1963-1965; public relations account executive, Kerker, Peterson Advertising, Minneapolis, 1965-1969; director advertising public relations, Dain, Kalman & Quail, Minneapolis, 1969-1970; vice-president, director public relations, Carmichael Lynch Advertising, Minneapolis, 1970-1975; editor Corporation Report Goldletter, Dorn Communications, Minneapolis, 1975; senior account supervisor, Kerker & Associations, Minneapolis, 1975-1977; vice president, Padilla & Speer Inc., Minneapolis, 1977-1979; vice president communications, Gelco Corporation, Minneapolis, 1979-1981; vice president, regional manager, Doremus & Company, Minneapolis, 1981-1983; president, Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin, Minneapolis, 1983-1993; Chief Executive Officer, Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin, Minneapolis, 1993-1995; managing director, Shandwick United States of America (formerly Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin), Bloomington, Minnesota, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Bi-monthly columnist corporation report magazine Communications, 1974-1988.

Membership

Board directors Cricket Theatre, Minneapolis, 1985-1989, Women's Economic Development Corporation, St. Paul, 1986-1988, Project Pride in Living, Minneapolis, since 1970, Minnesota Hearing Society, 1990, The Minneapolis Youth Trust, 1991-1994, De LaSalle High School, 1991-1994, Minneapolis Aquatennial, since 1992, president, 1993, Greater Minneapolis Visitor and Convention Association, since 1991. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited, board directors 1988-1990), National Investor Relations Institute (president Twin Cities chapter 1984), Public Relations Society Counselors Academy (executive committee since 1994), Minnesota Press Club (chairman, president 1980, 81, board directors 1979-1980), Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis Athletic Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, biking, fishing, reading.

Connections

Married Susan J. Smith, April 15, 1961 (divorced 1972). Children: Daniel Scott, Amy Susan. Married Elizabeth Ann Buckley, September 15, 1983.

1 stepson, Felix Buckley Jones.

father:
James William McGrath

mother:
Rosalia Clara (Britton) McGrath

spouse:
Susan J. Smith

spouse:
Elizabeth Ann Buckley

child:
Amy Susan McGrath

child:
Daniel Scott McGrath