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Public relations executive

Gordon Russell Smith, American public relations executive. 1st lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1954-1957. Member International Association Business Communications, Public Relations Society of America, Business-Professional Advertising Association.

Background

Smith, Gordon Russell was born on March 25, 1933 in Elliott, Iowa, United States. Son of George Taylor and Marianna (Griffiths) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1954.

Career

Advertising copy writer Ingersoll-Rand, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 1957-1961. Associate editor McGraw-Hill, Incorporated, New York York City, 1961-1964. Vice president Hill and Knowlton, Inc., 1964-1976.

Account supervisor Ketchum Public Relations, Pittsburgh, 1976. Vice president corporation communications Gulf & Western Industries, Nashville, 1977-1983. Vice president Hill and Knowlton, Inc., Chicago, 1983-1987, St. Louis, 1987-1991.

Insurance public relations consultant, since 1991.

Membership

1st lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1954-1957. Member International Association Business Communications, Public Relations Society of America, Business-Professional Advertising Association.

Connections

Married Joanne Boyle, July 9, 1960 (divorced January 1976). Children: Christopher G., Kevin R.

father:
George Taylor Smith

mother:
Marianna (Griffiths) Smith

spouse:
Joanne Boyle

child:
Christopher G. Smith

child:
Kevin R. Smith