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Public relations executive

Jerri Whan Martin, American public relations executive. Named Outstanding Reporter in Texas, Texas Legislation, 1960; inducted into San Marcos Hall of Fame, 1993; recipient Extraordinary Service award Trust for Public Land, 1994.

Background

Martin, Jerri Whan was born on October 21, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Forest Livings and Geraldeane Jeanette (Cutler) Whan.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Wichita State University, 1952.

Career

Co-owner Station KCNY, San Marcos, Texas, 1957-1970. Correspondent Austin American-Statesman, 1959-1985. Co-owner Station KWFT, Wichita Falls, Kansas, 1965-1996.

Consultant United States Office Economic Opportunity, Austin, 1966-1968, Texas Educational Foundation, Inc., San Marcos, since 1975.

Membership

President Hays County Women's Political Caucus, Texas, 1985-1989. Officer Texas Women's Political Caucus, 1990. Delegate State Democratic Conventions, Dallas, Houston, 1982, 84, 96.

Board directors Central Texas Higher Education Authority, San Marcos, 1982-1987, Scheib Opportunity Center, San Marcos, 1983-1990. Board directors, chairman Edwards Underground Water District, San Antonio, 1985-1996. Trustee Texas Educational Foundation, Inc., since 1991.

Chair Citizen Review Commission, since 2000. Member San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, Hays Women's Center.

Connections

Married Charles L. Martin (divorced). Children: Vicki, Bill, Erica, Kevin.

father:
Forest Livings Whan

mother:
Geraldeane Jeanette (Cutler) Whan

spouse:
Charles L. Martin

child:
Vicki Martin

child:
Bill Martin

child:
Erica Martin

child:
Kevin Martin