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Advertising executive

Jeanne Elizabeth Jason Wright was American advertising executive.

Background

Wright, Jeanne Elizabeth Jason was born on June 24, 1934 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Robert Stewart and Elizabeth (Gaddis) Jason.

Education

Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1956. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1958.

Career

Psychiatric social worker Lake County Mental Health Clinic, Gary, Indiana, Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Institute, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Jewish Child Care Association, New York City, 1958-1970. General manager Black Media, Inc. (advertising representative company), 1970-1974, president, 1974-1975.

President, executive editor, syndicator weekly editorial features Black Resources, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975-1999. Retired, 1999.

Membership

Member planning committee First Black Power Conference, Newark, 1966, Second Black Power Conference, Philadelphia, 1967, First International Black Cultural & Business Exposition, New York City, 1971. National board directors Afro-American Family & Community Services, Inc., Chicago, 1971-1975. Founding council member National Assault on Illiteracy Program, 1980-1999.

President Metro-New York chapter National Association Media Women, Inc., 1986-1989. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association Social Workers, Academy Certified Social Workers, National Association Media Women (president Metropolitan New York chapter l986-89, National Media Woman of Year award l984, 86, Founders award l986), Newswomen's Club New York, University Chicago Alumni Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Radcliffe Club, Harvard Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter).

Connections

Married Benjamin Hickman Wright, October 30, 1965. Stepchildren: Benjamin (deceased), Deborah, David, Patricia.

father:
Robert Stewart Jason

mother:
Elizabeth (Gaddis) Jason

spouse:
Benjamin Hickman Wright

child:
Benjamin Wright (deceased)

child:
Deborah Wright

child:
David Wright

child:
Patricia Wright