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Advertising company executive

James Kent DeVoe, American advertising company executive. Registered professional engineer, Ohio. Member Association National Advertisers (board directors 1987-1990), National Advertising Renew Board.

Background

DeVoe, James Kent was born on February 18, 1937 in Lima, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert James and Dora Pauline (Wagenman) DeV.

Education

Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University, 1960. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1961. Graduate executive program, Darden School, University Virginia, 1986.

Graduate executive program, Kellogg School Mmgt., Northwestern University, 1986.

Career

Assistant to plant manager J.T. Edwards, Columbus, Ohio, 1959-1961. Vice president, senior associate research director BDO International (Barton, Durstine & Osborn) and Batten Company, New York City, 1962-1966. Senior vice president, general manager Cargill, Wilson and Acree, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1966-1971.

President Dusenberry Advertising, New York City, 1971-1972. Senior vice president, management supervisor Northwest Ayer Company, 1972-1977. Vice president consumer communications Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, 1977-1983.

Vice president advertising worldwide Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, 1983-1990. Chairman, chief executive officer The Jayme Organization, Cleveland, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Ohio.

Membership

Member Association National Advertisers (board directors 1987-1990), National Advertising Renew Board.

Connections

Married Loretta Jean Downing, March 20, 1959 (deceased December 1980). Children: Mark, Michele, Melissa, Michael. Married Charla M. Hoffman, 1984 (divorced 1992).

1 child, Ashley.

father:
Robert James DeV.

mother:
Dora Pauline (Wagenman) DeV.

spouse:
Loretta Jean Downing

spouse:
Charla M. Hoffman

child:
Mark DeVoe

child:
Michele DeVoe

child:
Melissa DeVoe

child:
Michael DeVoe

child:
Ashley DeVoe