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Advertising executive

John Douglas Messer, American advertising executive. Recipient Community Service award Big Bend branch Florida Lung Association, 1986.


Messer, John Douglas was born on January 7, 1949 in Panama City, Florida, United States. Son of Edgar Earl and Myrtle Alice (Hanners) Messer.


Associate of Arts, Gulf Coast Community College, 1971. Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1973.


Probation officer Florida Parole and Probation Commission, Miami, 1973-1975. Investigator Florida Auditor General, Tallahassee, 1975-1977. District supervisor Florida Department Health and Rehabilitation Services, 1977-1980.

Account executive Station WLVW, since 1980. General sales manager Stations WLVW, WTNT, 1980-1981. President Messer and Associates Advertising, Tallahassee and Panama City, since 1982.

Account executive Station WTWC-television, Tallahasssee, 1981-1982. Art and creative director in field.


Board directors Big Bend branch Florida Lung Association, Tallahassee, 1978. Tribal chief Seminole Boosters, Tallahassee, 1983. Manager advertising campaigns for numerous political candidates, Tallahassee and Panama City, 1985-1987.

Active Tallahassee Republican Men's Club, 1986-1987. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1972-1974. Member Sons of Confederate Veterans, American Advertising Federation (10 Addy awards District IV 1985-1987), Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce (regional director 1983-1984, Jaycee of Year award 1980-1981), Tallahassee Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1982-1983, chairman board 1983-1984, Director of Year award 1981-1982), Tallahassee and Leon County Chamber of C. Lodges: Rotary (chairman memberships Tallahassee club 1986-1987.


  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving, fishing, hunting.


Married Susan Gale Doll, September 12, 1970. Children: John Douglas Junior, Zachary Lane, Ethan Roderick.

Edgar Earl Messer

Myrtle Alice (Hanners) Messer

Susan Gale Doll

John Douglas Junior Messer

Zachary Lane Messer

Ethan Roderick Messer