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Nancy J. Laurien Wilkins, American association executive.


Wilkins, Nancy J. Laurien was born on February 2, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Ira Morrison and Elsbeth Ann (Murphy) L.


Bachelor in Speech Communications, State University of New York, Buffalo.


Co-owner Pay-Lo Discount, Inc., Buffalo, 1966-1971. Ad sales representative North Star Pennysaver, 1971-1973, Amherst Cablevision, Buffalo, 1973-1974. Camera operator, floor director WGRZ-television 2 (NBC Affiliate), 1973-1978.

Communications coordinator Dunlop Tire and Rubber Corporation, 1974-1976. Instructor, veterans program Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, 1976-1978. Director, publicity WNED-television, 1976-1977.

Director public relations Young Women’s Christian Association of Western New York, 1978-1995. Marketing representative HealthCare Plan, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Producer (public access television program) Womanworks, 1992-1995.


Member 1 Women of Downtown Buffalo, since 1985, Center for Women Management, Buffalo, 1987-1993. Member National Association Female Executive, National Organization for Women (secretary 1991-1992, vice president 1992-1993, board managers 1986-1996, women helping women 1991, secretary 1991-1992, 96), Partners of the Americas (secretary 1989-1991, outstanding service award 1992, board directors since 1986), Center for Middle East Studies (board directors 1993, vice chairman 1997), League of Women Voters, Public Relations Association Western New York.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, television production.


Married Edward Paul Kowal, September 5, 1982.

Ira Morrison L.

Elsbeth Ann (Murphy) L.

Edward Paul Kowal