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Advertising executive

Joan Crawford Young, American advertising executive. Recipient Silver medal New Mexico Advertising Federation, 1977.


Young, Joan Crawford was born on July 30, 1931 in Hobbs, New Mexico, United States. Daughter of William Bill and Ora Maydelle (Boone) Crawford.


Bachelor, Hardin Simmons University, 1952. Postgraduate, Texas Technology University, 1954.


Reporter Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal, 1952-1954. Promotion director Station KCBD-television, Lubbock, 1954-1962. Account executive Ward Hicks Advertising, Albuquerque, 1962-1970.

Vice president Mellekas & Associates Advertising, 1970-1978. President J. Young Advertising, since 1978. Director advertising Southern Therapy, Austin, Texas, since 1999.


Board directors New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, 1970-1973, United Way of Greater Albuquerque, 1985-1989. Board trustees New Mexico Children's Foundation, 1994-1996. Member New Mexico Advertising Federation (board directors 1975-1976), American Advertising Federation, Greater Albuquerque C. of Chamber (board directors 1984), Albuquerque Petroleum Club (membership chairman 1992-1993, board directors since 1993, secretary 1994-1995, vice president 1995-1997, president 1997-1999).


Married Herchelle B. Young, November 23, 1971 (divorced).

William Bill Crawford

Ora Maydelle (Boone) Crawford

Herchelle B. Young