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Katherine Ione Cole, American market research professional.


Cole, Katherine Ione was born on July 30, 1949 in Atlanta. Daughter of Henry Grady Cole and Lois Ann (Fentress) Wilbur.


Bachelor, Columbia College, 1971. Master of Business Administration, North Texas State University, 1976. Postgraduate, North Texas State University, 1979.


Research assistant M/A/R/C/ Inc., Dallas, 1973-1975. Independent marketing research consultant Denton, Texas and Fresno, California, 1976-1981. Teaching fellow North Texas State University, Denton, 1977-1979.

Associate professor California State University, Fresno, 1979-1981. Director marketing Mammoth Public and Advertising, Mammoth Lakes, California, 1982-1983. President MarkeTec Inc., Reno, since 1984.

Lecturer University Nevada, Reno, 1984-1986. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Nevada St. Fair, 1988-1993. President Sierra Nevada council Girl Scouts United States, Reno, 1987-1995, secretary, 1986-1987, board directors 1986. Board directors Leadership Reno, since 1998, Partners in Education, 1996-2000.

Member Washoe At Risk Task Force. Member American Marketing Association (vice president membership northern Nevada chapter 1987-1988, vice president administration 1988-1989, president 1990-1991), Marketing Research Association, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Reno Alumna, Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows (secretary 2000-2001), Delta Sigma Pi (faculty advisor 1980-1981).


Henry Grady Cole Wilbur

Lois Ann (Fentress) Wilbur