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Jean Louise Wagner Merry, American marketing executive. Named one of Outstanding Young Women American, 1979; recipient Wisconsin State Speak-Up award, Wisconsin Jaycettes, Green Bay, 1977.


Merry, Jean Louise Wagner was born on November 8, 1949 in West Bend, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Roman Michael and Audrey Katherine (Nehm) Wagner.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1970. Master of Science in Management, Cardinal Stritch College, 1984.


Teacher communications high schools and vocational schools, Richland Center, Wisconsin, 1970-1974. Teacher English St. Clement School, Lancaster, Wisconsin, 1975-1977, St. Kilian School, Hartford, 1977-1978. Free-lance consultant, substitute teacher Southeast, 1977-1979.

Promotions coordinatior, manager advertising Weasler Engineering, West Bend, 1979-1986. Associate director public relations and advertising International Foundation Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 1986-1989. Public relations manager Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, 1989-1991, communications manager, 1991-1994, Lisle, Illinois, since 1994.

Member adjunct faculty Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, 1984-1989, thesis advisor, 1984-1991. Vice president, secretary Countryside Marketing, Inc., Naperville, Illinois, since 1994. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author, editor product catalogs for trade publications, since 1978.


Public relations director Washington County Unit American Cancer Society, West Bend, 1982-1984. President West Bend Jaycettes, 1977-1978. Member International Society Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (certified), National Agricultural Marketing Association (board directors Badger chapter 1983-1984, treasurer 1984-1987, treasurer Chicago chapter 1990-1994, president Chicago chapter since 1995, national board directors 1984-1985, 94—), Bank Marketing Association, Agricultural Relations Council (foundation board since 1993), National Association Farm Broadcasters (associate), Lancaster Jaycettes (treasurer 1975-1976, honorary life).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, beledi dancing, sewing.


Married Wayne Thomas Rash, August 8, 1970 (divorced October 1987). Children: Jeffery A. Rash, Scott Lee Rash. Married Carroll E. Merry, May 7, 1989.

Roman Michael Wagner

Audrey Katherine (Nehm) Wagner

Wayne Thomas Rash

Carroll E. Merry

Jeffery A. Rash Merry

Scott Lee Rash Merry