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Public relations executive

Margaret Goheen Root, American public relations executive. Accredited in public relations. Recipient Ohio State award Ohio State University, 1977, Merit award Canada Public Relations Society, 1977.


Root, Margaret Goheen was born on March 27, 1937 in Quinwood, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Martin Richard and Maysel Irene (Brown) Goheen.


Associate of Arts, Towson State University, 1957. Bachelor, University Maryland, 1959. Master of Arts, Ball State University, 1983.


Public health information officer Baltimore County Department Health, Towson, Maryland, 1969-1971. Public information officer State Illinois, Springfield, 1971-1972. Director public relations Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1973-1977.

Manager communications Blue Cross & Blue Shield Iowa, Des Moines, 1977-1978. Assistant vice president public relations Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, 1978-1982. Vice president corporation communications Connecticut National Bank, Hartford, 1982-1991.

Vice president public relations St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 1991-1993. Executive director corporation communications Tenneco, Inc., Houston, from 1993.


  • Accredited in public relations.


Women's executive committee Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1993, communications committee, 1990, 93. Executive committee Connecticut Jount Council Economic Education, Storrs, 1986-1990. Board directors Alley Theatre, Houston, 1994-1995.

Board directors Stamford (Connecticut) Theatre Works, since 1996, president board, since 1997. Member Public Relations Society of America (chairman, vice chairman, secretary Northeast district 1986-1988, president, vice president, treasurer Hoosier chapter 1979-1982).


Married Arthur Ross Sleasman, Junior, March 6, 1959. 1 child, Christopher Squire. Married Stephen Noble Root, August 27, 1970.

Martin Richard Goheen

Maysel Irene (Brown) Goheen

Arthur Ross Sleasman

Stephen Noble Root

Christopher Squire Root