John Ray Beardsley Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1961.
News editor, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) Argus Leadr, 1961-1964; city editor, Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe, 1964; Corresponding, Associated Press, Fargo, North Dakota and Minneapolis, 1965-1968; communications manager, Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, 1968-1969; public relations manager, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, 1969-1970; successively account executive, vice president, senior vice president, Padilla and Speer, Inc., Minneapolis, 1970-1983; Chief Executive Officer, Padilla and Speer, Inc., Minneapolis, 1983-1986; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., since 1987; national director at large, Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., 1991-1992; treasurer, Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., 1993; president-elect, Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., 1994; president, Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., 1995.
Member Public Relations Society of America (president Minnesota chapter 1981), National Investor Relations Institute (vice president, director Minnesota chapter 1981-1984), Minneapolis Athletic Club.
Married Sharon Ruth Olson, August 24, 1960. Children– Elizabeth Ruth, Alison Leigh, Leslie Anne.