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Advertising executive

Joseph P. Landy, American advertising executive.


Landy, Joseph P. was born on March 18, 1932 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Johanna (Novascenski) Landy.


AB, Columbia University, New York City, 1954; postgraduate, New York University, 1956-1957.


Trainee, General Electric, Schenectady, 1956-1958; copywriter, Aitkin-Kynett, Philadelphia, 1958-1962; account executive, N.W. Ayer, Phila, New York City, 1962-1966; managing supervisor, Doyle Dane Bernbach, New York City, 1966-1973; account group director, Wells Rich Green, New York City, 1973-1976; advertising manager, Mobil Oil Corporation, New York City, Washington, 1976-1982; director client services, Needham Harper & Steers, New York City, 1982-1985; general manager, Needham Harper Worldwide, Washington, 1985-1986; president, Doyle Dane Bernbach Needham Washington, McLean, Virginia, 1986-1993. Lecturer marketing, Georgetown University, 1981-1982.


Trustee, Board of Governors Mid-Atlantic Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies, since 1988. Board of Governors Ronald McDonald House, Washington, since 1984. Board directors American Red Cross, Washington, since 1989.

Chairman Petroleum Group Association National Advertising, 1981-1982;member Virginia Travel Council, since 1987. Board advisors Smithsonian Institution's Ctr.for Advertising History. Board of Governors American Association of Advertising Agencies Mid-Atlantic Council, since 1987, national governor relations committee, since 1984.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1954-1956. Member American Association Advertising Agilysys, Lowes Island Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis, squash, running, reading.


Married Mary K. O'Donnell, July 2, 1955. Children: Barbara Lee, J. Kevin, Jessica Adrienne.

James Landy

Johanna (Novascenski) Landy

Mary K. O'Donnell

Barbara Lee Landy

Jessica Adrienne Landy

J. Kevin Landy