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Public relations executive , writer

Mary Roberta Zavada, American public relations executive, writer. Recipient First prize Vogue magazine Prix de Paris competition, 1957; named one of 60 Outstanding Women in Communications, New York Women in Communications, 1984.


Zavada, Mary Roberta was born on January 11, 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John Michael and Sophie (Majowicz) Zavada.


Bachelor magna cum laude, College St. Elizabeth, 1957. Master of Arts in Creative Writing, DePaul University, Chicago, 1959. Postgraduate, London University, 1964.


Feature writer, Uttar Pradesh International, London, 1964; technical writer, Honeywell, Inc., Newton Highs, Massachusetts, 1966-1967; editor, Sylvania Electronic Systems, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1968-1969; account executive, Anderson Associations, Boston, 1969-1970; senior editor, Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1971-1974; managing editor, Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1974-1982; director press relations, Insurance Information Institute, New York City, 1982-1986; vice president publications, Insurance Information Institute, New York City, 1986-1995; president, Mary Zavada & Associations, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and general interest publications.


John Michael Zavada

Sophie (Majowicz) Zavada