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Marketing , Public relations executive

Kathleen Veenstra Nelson, American marketing, public relations executive.


Nelson, Kathleen Veenstra was born on September 1, 1932 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Louis Benedict and Cynthia Clare (Aalders) Veenstra.


Student, Wheaton College, 1950-1951.


Secretary-treasurer, Gleed & Company, Seattle, 1963-1974; director development, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, 1976-1978; assistant vice-president, director public relations, Rainier Bank, Seattle, 1974-1976; president, chief Executive officer, Kathleen Nelson Cons., Kingston, Washington, since 1978. Lecturer and consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman Operation Traingle Parks Project, 1964-1971. Member Downtown Devel.Com., Seattle, 1965-1969, chairperson public relations committee, 1965-1969. Member Mayor's Seattle St. Tree Committee, 1968-1971, Mayor's Seattle Waterfront Park Committee, 1969-1971.

Trustee Northwest Outward Bound School, Portland, Oregon, 1972-1979. Member marketing committee 13 Young Men’s Christian Association's, Seattle-King County, 1976-1980. Volunteer Multi Faith Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, Seattle, since 1989.

Elder Presbyterian Church. Member Women's Network (board directors Seattle chapter 1984-1985, vice president), Women in Communications (board directors Seattle chapter 1978-1979), City Club (charter, marketing committee 1983-1984).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: white water river running, swimming, gardening, design.


Married Wallace E. Nelson, September 11, 1954.

Louis Benedict Veenstra

Cynthia Clare (Aalders) Veenstra

Wallace E. Nelson