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Public relations executive , television producer

Paula Lynne Blanchard, American public relations executive, television producer. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Michigan State University College Education, l986, Clarion award Public Relations Society of America, l988.


Blanchard, Paula Lynne was born on November 13, 1944 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Daughter of William Oliver and Genevieve (Beardslee) Parker.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1966. Postgraduate, Michigan State University, l985—. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Adrian College, 1986.

Doctor Public Service (honorary), Western Michigan University, 1986. Doctor Public Service, Ferris State College, 1986.


Teacher Richfield (Minnesota) Public Schools, 1966-1968, Lansing (Michigan) Public Schools, 1968-1970. Administrative assistant Animal Health Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, 1976-1981. Television producer Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1987-1988.

Associate vice president Casey Communications Management, Southfield, Michigan, 1988-1993. Vice president communications National Fund for United States Botanic Garden, Washington, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Producer television documentary Soaps, Lucy, the Hill & You, l986.


Founding member Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry, Washington, l978-8l. Founder, vice president Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation, Detroit, l983—. Board directors Michigan Festival, Lansing, l987—, Michigan Arts Council, Lansing, l988—.

Member Women in Communications, Michigan State University President's Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading, horseback riding, spectator sports.


Married James J. Blanchard, June l8, l966 (divorced December l987). L child, James J. Junior.

William Oliver Parker

Genevieve (Beardslee) Parker

James J. Blanchard