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Advertising executive

Jerry Lee Gibbons, American advertising executive. Recipient Professional Achievement award San Jose State University, 1984.


Gibbons, Jerry Lee was born on February 10, 1936 in Coalinga, California, United States. Son of James A. and Hazel Bernice (Drummond) Gibbons.


Bachelor, San Jose State University, 1958.


Trainee Young & Rubicam, San Francisco, 1957. Account executive McCann-Erickson, 1960-1963. Assistant to president Western Outdoor Markets, 1964.

Vice president, sales manager Naegele Outdoor Advertising, Oakland, California, 1965-1967. Account executive Blair Radio Company, San Francisco, 1968, Campbell-Ewald, San Francisco, 1969. Vice president, account supervisor Dailey & Associates, 1970-1971.

Co-founder, president Pritikin & Gibbons Communications, 1971-1973. President Ayer, Pritikin & Gibbons, 1973-1981. President, chief executive officer Doyle Dane Bernbach, 1981-1987.

Senior vice president group management Foote, Cone and Belding, 1987-1989. President Gibbons & Dickens, 1989-1992. Senior vice president American Association of Advertising agencies, since 1992.

Guest lecturer San Jose State University and San Francisco State University, 1970-1973.


Member advisory board National Association Visually Handicapped, 1968-1972. Board directors, member executive committee Oakland Symphony Orchestra Association, 1980-1983. Elder Montclair Presbyterian Church, Oakland, 1974-1984.

Board directors United States Organization for Disabled Athletes, 1987-1990. Member advisory committee Fred Finch Youth Center, 1987. Director The Marine Mammel Center, since 1993, board chair The Marine Mammal Center, 1993-1996.

Served with United States Army, 1958-1960. Member American Association Advertising Agencies (board governors Northern California chapter, chairman Western region), Sales and Marketing Association San Francisco (chairman publicity committee 1975-1976, past president), San Francisco Society Communicating Arts (president, director 1975-1978), San San Francisco Chamber of C., San Francisco Advertising Club (past. president, director), Alpha Delta Sigma (past president, director).


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Married Alba Valdez, February 22, 1963. Children: Jeffery Scott, Cristin Lyn, Trisha Leigh.

James A. Gibbons

Hazel Bernice (Drummond) Gibbons

Alba Valdez

Jeffery Scott Gibbons

Cristin Lyn Gibbons

Trisha Leigh Gibbons