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marketing professional , Public relations executive

Polly Friedman, American public relations executive, marketing professional. Recipient Silver Anvil Best Public Relations Event award Public Relations Society of America, 1979, Pepperpot award (Philadelphia chapter), 1979, Best Public Affairs Radio Series Pennsylvania Association Broadcasters, 1993.


Friedman, Polly was born on November 9, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Sidney and Doris (Simons) Adler.


Student, Beaver College, 1951-1953; student, New York University, 1953-1954.


Director public relations, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1975-1977; director public relations, Pennsylvania College Optometry, Philadelphia, 1977-1979; manager media project development, Sun Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, 1979-1986; deputy director, Greater Philadelphia Economics Coalition, Philadelphia, 1986-1988; executive director, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, 1992-1994; president, Polly Friedman & Association, Philadelphia, since 1988; director marketing, Grant Thornton, Philadelphia, since 1995. Committee member White House Conference on Small Business, Pennsylvania. Honorary board member National Archives Week, Philadelphia, 1993.

Conference speaker National Park Svc., Washington, 1993, National Parks and Conservation Association, 1993, 94, National Newspaper Association, 1993. Member of advisory committee Ambler Music Festival at Temple University, Philadelphia, 1992-1994. Member public relations county Philadelphia Coalition on Domestic Violence, 1986, 87.

Consultant Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia, since 1994.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, stone carving.


Married Eugene M. Friedman, January 14, 1954. Children: Robert A. Friedman, Nancy Friedman Meagher.

Sidney Adler

Doris (Simons) Adler

Eugene M. Friedman

Robert A. Friedman

Nancy Friedman Meagher Friedman