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marketing executive

Donald Henry Merkel, American marketing executive. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. Member Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission, 1963-1967, Seattle Area Industrial Council, 1963-1968. With United States Air Force, 1952-1956. Member American Marketing Association (chapter president 1966-1967), Society Insurance Research (president 1975-1976), LIMRA (research committee since 1989).

Background

Merkel, Donald Henry was born on January 13, 1934 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Otto Merkel and Angelina (DeMarino) Cavanagh.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Washington, Seattle, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Seattle University, 1974.

Career

Advertising research manager The Seattle Times, 1960-1966. Manager research and planning Unigard Insurance, Seattle, 1966-1975. Product planner Seattle First National Bank, 1975-1976.

Research manager American Strevell, Kent, Washington, 1976-1978. Vice president research Consumer Attitude Research, Renton, 1978-1981. Assistant vice president marketing research United Insurance Company American, Chicago, from 1981.

Achievements

  • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.

Membership

Member Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission, 1963-1967, Seattle Area Industrial Council, 1963-1968. With United States Air Force, 1952-1956. Member American Marketing Association (chapter president 1966-1967), Society Insurance Research (president 1975-1976), LIMRA (research committee since 1989).

Connections

Married Lois Joanne Sessions, October 21, 1935. Children: Anthony, Todd, Gregory.

father:
Otto Merkel Cavanagh

mother:
Angelina (DeMarino) Cavanagh

spouse:
Lois Joanne Sessions

child:
Anthony Merkel

child:
Todd Merkel

child:
Gregory Merkel