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Management and marketing consultant

John David Whittington, American management and marketing consultant. Named Outstanding Alumni, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, 1990.


Whittington, John David was born on August 27, 1938 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Clarence David and Sarah Thelma (McCauley) Whittington.


Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Southwest Missouri State University, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Drury College, 1966.


Administrative assistant, Frisco Runway Company, Springfield, 1961-1966; assistant personnel director, Dayco Corporation, Springfield, 1966-1970; personnel director, Silver Dollar City, Inc., Branson, Missouri, 1970-1972; corporation sales director, Silver Dollar City, Inc., Branson, Missouri, 1972-1974; manager corporation sales, Busch Entertainment Corporation, St. Louis, 1974-1978; management and marketing consultant, Whittington Associations, Springfield, since 1978.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


President board directors Southwest Missouri State University Foundation, Springfield, 1988. President Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Springfield, 1990-1992. President Helping Youth Foundation, 1992-1993.

Member Community Center Foundation, Springfield. Member Springfield Symphony Board, 1982-1990. Member Springfield Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: basketball, baseball, travel, civic involvement.


Married Novella Mae Pryer, May 24, 1959. Children: Mark David, Jeffrey Lehn.

Clarence David Whittington

Sarah Thelma (McCauley) Whittington

Novella Mae Pryer

Mark David Whittington

Jeffrey Lehn Whittington