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communications consulting firm executive

Joan Powers Shanks, American communications consulting firm executive.

Background

Shanks, Joan Powers was born on February 24, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Patrick and Ellen (Cashin) Powers.

Education

Student, Boston University, 1957. Student, University Florence, Italy, 1961.

Career

Advertising public affairs manager Electronics division Laboratory for Financial Engineering Corporation, Boston, 1967-1969, public affairs representative Waltham, Massachusetts, 1969-1971, GTE Sylvania, Waltham, 1971-1972, program manager, 1972-1973, marketing representative, 1973-1975, marketing manager United States region, 1975-1976, business promotions manager Needham, 1976-1979. Internal communications manager GTE, Stamford, Connecticut, 1980-1989, senior editor, 1989-1994. Principal Arts & Letters, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor GTE Together magazine (Ozzie awards 1989-1993, Mercury awards 1991-1993, Apex awards 1990-1993, New York/Internat. Association Business Communications award 1992, Astrid award 1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, cuisine, writing, reading, art collecting.

Connections

Married J. Nelson Shanks, January 28, 1960 (divorced June 1967). Children: Jennifer Kaelah, Renee Elizabeth.

father:
Patrick Powers

mother:
Ellen (Cashin) Powers

spouse:
J. Nelson Shanks

child:
Jennifer Kaelah Shanks

child:
Renee Elizabeth Shanks