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Gerald B. Sorkin Edit Profile

management and marketing executive

Gerald B. Sorkin, American Management and marketing executive ( ind: manufacturing)management and marketing executive. awards 1973, 74, 75, 76). Member Association National Advertisers, American Resort and Residential Development Association, Urban Land Institute, National Association Home Builders, B'nai B'rith (Svc. awards 1973, 74, 75, 76).; Lodge: Rotary (founding president Flagler/Palm Coast Sunrise).

Background

Sorkin, Gerald B. was born on June 20, 1932 in Brooklyn. Son of Nathan and Dora (Butlin) S. Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1953.

Education

Art director, production manager Wesley H. Porter, Advertising, Los Angeles, 1953-1956. Advertising manager Plastix Footwear Corporation, 1956-1958. Manager sales promotion, brand mgr.Hunt Foods & Industries, Inc., Fullerton, California, 1958-1963.

Principal Great Britain Sorkin & Company, Los Angeles, 1963-1964. President Sorkin/Hudson, Los Angeles, 1964-1967, 69-72. Vice president West Coast, Adams/Dana/Silverstein, Los Angeles, 1967-1969.

Vice president David W. Evans, Advertising, Inc., Los Angeles, 1972-1973, president, 1973-1977. Independent marketing consultant, 1977-1978. Director advertising Shapell Industries, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1978-1979.

Director sales and marketing Arvida Southern, Miami, Florida, 1979-1982. Senior vice president Venture Development Corporation, Miami, 1982-1983. Vice president marketing ITT Community Development Corporation, Palm Coast, Florida, 1983-1990.

Marketing consultant Great Britain Sorkin & Company, 1990^. Vice president, board director Rinkled Raisin, Inc., Los Angeles, DiamondFork Land Cattle Company, Cedar City, Utah. Board director David W. Evans, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1973-1977.

Trustee, Eddie Cantor Charitable Foundation, 1972-1979. Vice president Mid-Florida American Red Cross, 1988-1990. Commissioner Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, 1973-1979.

Career

Art director, production manager Wesley H. Porter, Advertising, Los Angeles, 1953—1956. Advertising manager Plastix Footwear Corporation, 1956—1958. Manager sales promotion, brand manager Hunt Foods & Industries, Inc., Fullerton, California, 1958—1963.

Principal Great Britain Sorkin & Company, Los Angeles, 1963—1964. President Sorkin/Hudson, 1964—1967, 1969—1972. Vice president West Coast, Adams,Dana,Silverstein, Los Angeles, 1967—1969, David W. Evans, Advertising, Inc., 1972—1973, president, 1973—1977.

Independent marketing consultant, 1977—1978. Director advertising Shapell Industries, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1978—1979. Director sales & marketing Arvida Southern, Miami, Florida, 1979—1982.

Senior vice president Venture Development Corporation, 1982—1983. Vice president marketing ITT Community Development Corporation, Palm Coast, Florida, 1983—1990. Marketing consultant Great Britain Sorkin & Company, from 1990.

Vice president, board director Rinkled Raisin, Inc., Los Angeles, Diamond Fork Land Cattle Company, Cedar City, Utah. Board director David W. Evans, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1973—1977. Commissioner Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, 1973—1979.

Vice president Mid-Florida American Red Cross, 1988—1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author television films, films, co-author television films, films.

Membership

Trustee Eddie Cantor Charitable Found, 1972—1979. Member of B'nai B'rith (service awards 1973-1976), National Association Home Builders, Urban Land Institute, American Resort & Residential Development Association, Association National Advertisers, Rotary (founding president Flagler/Palm Coast Sunrise).

Connections

Married Eleanor Smith, September 30, 1956. Children: Andrea Joyce, Lynn Harriet, Lynn Harriet, Jessica Lee.

father:
Nathan Sorkin

mother:
Dora (Butlin) Sorkin

spouse:
Eleanor Smith

child:
Andrea Joyce Sorkin

child:
Lynn Harriet Sorkin

child:
Lynn Harriet Sorkin

child:
Jessica Lee Sorkin