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Advertising executive

Irwin Conrad Gerson, American advertising executive. Named to Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, 1999.


Gerson, Irwin Conrad was born on March 18, 1930 in New York City. Son of Leon and Charlotte (Steinhause) Gerson.


Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1953. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1959. Doctor of Humane Letters, Albany College Pharmacy, 1992.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Long Island University, 2001.


Territory manager Wyeth Laboratories division American Home Products, 1956-1958. Account executive, supervisor William Douglas McAdams, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1966, vice president, 1966-1968, senior vice president, 1969-1970, executive vice president, 1971-1974, president, 1974-1986, chairman board, 1987-1996, Lowe McAdams Healthcare, New York City, 1996-1998, chairman emeritus, 1999-2000. Instructor sales management Columbia College Pharmaceutical Science, 1967-1977.

Board directors Enzo Bio-chemical Inc. Board advisors, vice president Lifelong Learning Society, Florida Atlantic University, 2000-2006, president, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial advisory board United States Journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1977-1983.


Trustee, board directors Chemotherapy Foundation, 1971-1986. Board director Nutritional Research Foundation, 1977-1985, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, 1996-2003, Connecticut Grand Opera, 1983-1993, Stamford Chamber Orchestra, 1985-1993. Member council overseers Arnold and Marie Schwartz College Pharmacy and Health Science, Long Island University, 1986-1990, chairman, 1990-1999.

Board trustees Business Publications Audit of Circulation, 1988-1995, vice chairman, 1992-1993, chairman, 1993-1994. Board trustees Long Island University, 1989-1999. Trustee Albany College Pharmacy, Union University, 1993-1997.

With Army of the United States, 1954-1956. Member American Association Advertising Agencies (board governors New York council 1991-1995, eastern region 1995-1998), Pharmaceutical Advertising Council (board directors 1974-1984, treasurer 1976-1977, vice president 1979-1981), Alpha Zeta Omega.


Married Lenore Greenblatt, November 29, 1953. Children: Jill Beth, Matthew Ted.

Leon Gerson

Charlotte (Steinhause) Gerson

Lenore Greenblatt

Jill Beth Gerson

Matthew Ted Gerson