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educator , Public relations consultant

Patricia Ann Smith-Thompson, American public relations consultant, educator. Recipient Pro award, Los Angeles Publicity Club, 1978, Outstanding Achievement award, Society Consumer Affairs Professionals Business, 1976, Distinguished Alumni award, Centenary College, 1992.


Smith-Thompson, Patricia Ann was born on June 7, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Clarence Richard and Ruth Margaret (Jacobson) Nowack.


Student, Cornell University, 1951—1952. Bachelor, Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 1983.


Production assistant Your Hit Parade Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne, 1953-1954. Private practice political consultant, 1954-1966. Legal secretary, assistant Attorney John C. Cushman, 1966-1968.

Field deputy Los Angeles County Assessor Office, 1968-1969. Public information officer Los Angeles County Probation Department, 1969-1973. Director consumer relations Fireman's Fund, San Francisco, 1973-1976.

Special projects officer Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, 1977-1978. Teacher California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1979-1986. Editor, writer Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1979—1980.

Public information director Los Angeles Board Public Works, 1980—1982. Public information consultant City of Pasadena, California, 1982—1984, public relations consultant, California, 1983—1990. Community affairs consultant Worldport Los Angeles, 1990—1992.

Teacher Kern County Schools, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active First United Methodist Church Commission Missions and Social Concerns, 1983—1989. Board directors Depot, 1983—1987. Member development committee Pasadena Guidance Clinics, 1984—1985.

President Cultural Arts Association, Bear Valley Springs, 1999—2000, California Press Women, Bay Area, 1975. Member of National Association Mental Health Information Officers (3 regional awards 1986), California Press Women (president Bay area 1975-1976, award 1974, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, Community Relations 1st place winner 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989), National Press Women (California chapter president 1975-1976, Public Relations award 1986), Public Relations Society of America (accredited member, consumer program award 1977, 2 awards 1984, Joseph Roos Community Service award 1985).


Married Tyler Thompson, August 2, 1992. Children from previous marriage: Deborah, Kurt, Nancy, Janna, Gail, Lori.

Clarence Richard Nowack

Ruth Margaret (Jacobson) Nowack

Tyler Thompson