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Public relations executive

Joan Parker, American public relations executive. Recipient Director's Choice award NWEA, 1990. Director House of Vision, Chicago, 1983-1985, Wolverine Worldwide, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1983. Member Public Relations Society of America (academy counselor), Tobé Coburn Alumni Association (Most Distinguished Alumni 1980), Fashion Group, Women's Jewelry Association.

Background

Parker, Joan was born on October 13, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Durgin) Parker.

Education

Student, Hood College, 1955. Student, Tobé Coburn School, 1956.

Career

Assistant to public relations director Elizabeth Arden, New York City, 1956-1957. Accountant executive Rowland Company, 1958-1960. Owner public relations firm, 1969-1981.

Director consumer products public relations Northwest Ayer Public Relations Company, 1981-1982, director public relations, since 1982. Executive Vice President, director Ayer & Partners, since 1994.

Membership

Director House of Vision, Chicago, 1983-1985, Wolverine Worldwide, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1983. Member Public Relations Society of America (academy counselor), Tobé Coburn Alumni Association (Most Distinguished Alumni 1980), Fashion Group, Women's Jewelry Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis.

Connections

Married Francis Shea (divorced 1964). 1 child, Sarah Young. Married Dale Coenen; children: Stephen, Alison.

father:
Albert Parker

mother:
Elizabeth (Durgin) Parker

spouse:
Francis Shea

spouse:
Dale Coenen

child:
Sarah Young Parker

child:
Stephen Parker

child:
Alison Parker