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Advertising executive

Francis Richard Olsen, American advertising executive. Scholar Hofstra University, 1951; recipient Certified of Merit Advertising Club of New York, 1971, Recruitment award Boy Scouts American, 1975, Media Creativity award Progressive Architecture, 1976.


Olsen, Francis Richard was born on September 26, 1933 in Brooklyn. Son of Smith and Mildred (Moisuk) Olsen.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Hofstra University, 1955. Postgraduate, New York University, 1962.


Trainee-timebuyer William Esty, New York City, 1955-1961. Planner-network negotiator Needham, Harper & Steers, 1962-1964, vice president, media director, 1965-1966, Ted Bates, New York City, 1966-1969. Senior vice president, founding partner Vitt Media International Inc., 1969-1980, vice chairman, secretary, dfir., 1981-1991.

Member faculty New York Institute Advertising, 1969-1970. Lecturer St. John's University, 1972, 74, 88, St. John's University GBA, Queens, New York, 1976, 78, 90, Fordham University GBA, 1990. Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Advertising Planning, Implementation and Control, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Sea Cliff, New York, 1974-1976. Committee chairman Cub Scouts American, 1976, 77-78. Member finance committee Sea Cliff Methodist Church, 1981-1982.

Member Media Directors Council, International Radio and television Executives Society, National Association television Programming Exces., Glen Players Club (Glen Head, New York ), Sea Cliff Yacht Club, Masons, Sons of Norway, Norseman Federation, Delta Tau.


Married Phyllis Jean Hildenbrand, September 2, 1956. Children: Neil Richard, Randi Jean.

Smith Olsen

Mildred (Moisuk) Olsen

Phyllis Jean Hildenbrand

Neil Richard Olsen

Randi Jean Olsen