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Advertising executive

Frederick Lewis Menefee, American advertising executive. Named Henry J. Lawrence Photo award, 1956, Wichita Beacon Advertising award, 1957, KANS Radio award, 1958, Advertising Man of Year, Advertising Club of Wichita, 1964, Advertising Man of Year, 9th District American Advertising Federation Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, 1965, Admiral Windwagon Smith III Wichita Festivals Inc., 1976.

Background

Menefee, Frederick Lewis was born on October 22, 1932 in Arkansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Arthur LeRoy and Vera Mae (Rather) Menefee.

Education

Associate of Arts, Arkansas City Junior College, 1952. Bachelor, U. Wichita, 1958. Sports editor, business manager Arkansas Light and Tiger Tales, 1949-1952.

Sports reporter Arkansas City Daily Traveler, 1950-1952. Advertising manager Derby Star, Haysville Herald and Sedgwick County News, 1956-1957. Vice-president, account executive Associate Advertising Agency, 1958-1964.

With McCormick-Armstrong Advertising Agency (name changed to Menefee and Partners, Inc. in 1989), Wichita, 1964, agency manager, 1964, account supervisor,1965, general manager, 1972, president, chief Executive officer, 1979, Chairman of the Board, 1984, president, Chairman of the Board, 1989-1996. Volunteer Wichita River Festival, 1974-1998. Public relations chairman Wichita Centennial National Art Show and Exhibit, 1969-1970.

Career

Sports editor, business manager Arkansas Light and Tiger Tales, 1949-1952. Sports reporter Arkansas City Daily Traveler, 1949—1952. Advertising manager Derby Star, Haysville Herald and Sedgwick County News, 1956-1957.

Vice president, account executive Associated Advertising Agency, 1958-1964. With McCormick-Armstrong Advisory Agency (now Menefee and Partners, Inc.), Wichita, since 1964, agency manager, since 1964, accountant supervisor, since 1965, general manager, since 1972, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 1979, chairman board, 1986—2003.

Membership

Volunteer Wichita River Festival, 1974-1998. Public relations chairman Wichita Centennial National Art Show and Exhibit, 1969-1970. With Army of the United States, 1953-1955.

Member American Advertising Federation (national board directors 1969-1970, district governor 1968-1969, chairman national council governors 1969-1970, 1st lieutenant governor awards chairman 1967, 68), Wichita Wagonmasters (founding member 1973, captain 1974-1975, director, charter, founder, commodore 1999), Wichita Advertising Club (board directors 1958-1968), vice president awards 1961-1962, vice president membership 1962, vice president programs 1963, president 1964-1965), PAWS Inc. (founder, 1st president 1978-1986), Alpha Delta Sigma (president 1957-1958, Outstanding Service award 1958), Quill & Scroll, 1949-1950.

Connections

Married Margot Leuze, September 16, 1955. Children: Gregory S., Christina Menefee-Anderson.

father:
Arthur LeRoy Menefee

mother:
Vera Mae (Rather) Menefee

spouse:
Margot Leuze

child:
Gregory S. Menefee

child:
Christina Menefee-Anderson Menefee