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Advertising company executive

Richard Donald O'Connor was American advertising company executive. Recipient Robert E. Healy award Interpub. Group of Companies, 1974.


O'Connor, Richard Donald was born on December 29, 1931 in Nyack, New York, United States. Son of James Patrick and Sophi Kathryn (Hensel) O'C.


Bachelor, University Michigan, 1954.


With Campbell-Ewald Company, Detroit, since 1956. Executive vice president, chief operating officer Lintas: Campbell-Ewald Company, 1975-1976, president, 1976-1979, vice chairman, chief executive officer, 1979-1982. Chief executive officer, vice chairman Marschalk/Campbell-Ewald Worldwide, 1982-1986, chairman, chief executive officer, 1984-1985, Lintas: Campbell-Ewald Company, New York City and Warren, Michigan, since 1985.

Board directors Lintas: Worldwide.


Trustee Walsh College, Troy, Michigan, 1976-1977, Northwood University, Menninger Foundation. Promotion chairman United Foundation Torch Drive, 1976. Advisory committee Michigan Cancer Foundation, 1976-1977.

Past trustee Detroit Country Day School. Active Boys Clubs New York, Boys Clubs American, past trustee. Advisory board Eton Academy.

Director Boys and Girls Clubs Southeastern Michigan. Member Adcraft Club Detroit (past president), American Association Advertising Agencies (board directors), American Advertising Federation (board directors since 1987, chairman 94-95), Advertising Council (board directors 1987-1991), Advertising Educational Foundation (board directors), Advertising Club of New York (vice president 1985-1986, president 1987-1989, chairman 1989-1991), American Ireland Fund (board directors since 1985), United States Space Foundation (director), University Michigan Alumni Association, Bloomfield Hills Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Economic Club Detroit (director), Grosse Pointe Club, Hundred Club, The Old Club (Michigan), Links, Friars Club.


Married Lucille Hartigan, January 25, 1958 (divorced 1986). Children: Richard D., Kathryn Helen, Timothy Joseph, Meghan Mary, John Patrick. Married Katherine M. Unger, April 7, 1989.

James Patrick O'C.

Sophi Kathryn (Hensel) O'C.

Lucille Hartigan

Katherine M. Unger

Richard D. O'Connor

Kathryn Helen O'Connor

Timothy Joseph O'Connor

Meghan Mary O'Connor

John Patrick O'Connor