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public relations firm executive

John Ray Beardsley, American public relations firm executive. Member Public Relations Society of America (president Minnesota chapter 1981), National Investor Relations Institute (vice president, director Minnesota chapter 1981-1984), Minneapolis Athletic Club.

Background

Beardsley, John Ray was born on January 10, 1937 in Minneapolis. Son of Ray Homer Beardsley and Dorothy Louise (Refsell) Ripley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1961.

Career

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.

Membership

Member Public Relations Society of America (president Minnesota chapter 1981), National Investor Relations Institute (vice president, director Minnesota chapter 1981-1984), Minneapolis Athletic Club.

Connections

Married Sharon Ruth Olson, August 24, 1960. Children– Elizabeth Ruth, Alison Leigh, Leslie Anne.

father:
Ray Homer Beardsley Ripley

mother:
Dorothy Louise (Refsell) Ripley

spouse:
Sharon Ruth Olson

child:
Elizabeth Ruth Beardsley

child:
Leslie Anne Beardsley

child:
Alison Leigh Beardsley