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Ian Scott Forbes, American marketing executive. Named Man of the Year award, Phi Theta Phi, 1983, Gilbert Love award, 1988; recipient Service award Society for Collegiate Journalism, 1986.


Forbes, Ian Scott was born on June 21, 1930 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Couts and Elsie May (Maust) Forbes.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1956.


Sales representative Zimmer Manufacturing Company, Buffalo, 1956-1957. Reporter New Castle (Pennsylvania) News, 1957-1958. Reporter/county editor The Record-Argus, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1958-1962.

Reporter The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, 1962-1964, Steel Valley News, Youngstown, 1964-1965. News writer WBBW Radio, 1964-1965, Beacon Journal, Akron, 1965-1966. City editor The Record-Argus, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1966-1970.

Assistant director to public relations, director media services Thiel College, 1970-1991, director communications, 1991-1993. Communications consultant, from 1993. Freelance writer, photographer, media consultant, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Technology coordinator book: The History of Thiel College 1866-1974, 1974, Heritage of Strength, 1991. Writer/photographer college publications. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Marketing action team member Midwestern Indiana University IV, Grove City, Pennsylvania, 1990-1991. Publicity committee Greenville Sesquicentennial, 1988. Member Greenville Area School Board, 1975-1993, vice president, 1981-1989.

Member Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, 1984-1993, vice president, 1991-1992. Republican committeeman Greenville Borough, since 1994. Chairman Greenville Shade Tree Commission, since 1970.

Member Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Greenville Symphony Orchestra Board, 1966-1969. Member College and University Public Relations Association Pennsylvania, Society for Collegiate Journalism, Alpha Psi Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, travel.


Married Carol Kay Fasnacht, February 4, 1956. Children: Mary Carol Forbes Hitchell, Robert Scott, Andrew James, John Myron.

John Couts Forbes

Elsie May (Maust) Forbes

Carol Kay Fasnacht

Mary Carol Forbes Hitchell Forbes

Robert Scott Forbes

Andrew James Forbes

John Myron Forbes