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consultant , Public relations executive

Jonathan Sander Jessar, American public relations executive, consultant. Recipient Ace High award, Arctic Hacks Association, Anchorage, 1969. Member communications steering committee Greater Washington Board Trade, 1982—1987; with distinguished advisory committee American University School Communications, 1986; Member of Media Foundation, Public Relations Society America, International (Washington), Capitol Hill, Pi Lambda Phi.

Background

Jessar, Jonathan Sander was born on November 27, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Betty (Salsburg) Jessar.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Temple University, 1966. Journalist, Anchorage Daily Times, 1967-1969. Public relations specialist General Foods Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1969-1972.

Associate director public affairs Soap and Detergent Association, New York City, 1972-1973. Senior vice president Hill & Knowlton, Washington, 1973-1981. Executive vice president, director Gray and Company, Washington, 1981-1983.

Executive vice president, general manager Burson-Marsteller, Washington, 1983-1989. Vice chairman Cassidy and Associations, Washington, from1989.

Career

Journalist Anchorage Daily Times, 1967—1969. Public relations specialist General Foods Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1969—1972. Associate director public affairs Soap & Detergent Association, New York City, 1972—1973.

Senior vice president Hill & Knowlton, Washington, 1973—1981. Executive vice president, director Gray & Company, 1981—1983. Executive vice president, general manager Burson-Marsteller, 1983—1989.

Vice chairman Cassidy and Associates, 1989. With United States Army, 1966-1969.

Membership

Member communications steering committee Greater Washington Board Trade, 1982—1987. With distinguished advisory committee American University School Communications, 1986. Member of Media Foundation, Public Relations Society America, International (Washington), Capitol Hill, Pi Lambda Phi.

Connections

Married Gayle Harrison, November 10, 1979.

father:
Joseph Jessar

mother:
Betty (Salsburg) Jessar

spouse:
Gayle Harrison