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consultant , Public relations executive

Richard Frank Wenzel, American public relations executive, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Milwaukee Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964, Valuable Volunteer award, WMVS-television, 1967, Outstanding Transportation Supervisor award, Wisconsin American Automobile Association, 1979, Freedon Foundation award.


Wenzel, Richard Frank was born on September 10, 1930 in Milwaukee. Son of Theodore Elmer and Corrinne Gladys (Collins) Wenzel.


Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, 1952. Master of Arts, Marquette University, 1958.


Classroom teacher Milwaukee Public Schools, 1954—1957, speech therapist, 1952—1957, supervisor community relations, 1957—1964, coordinator mass media services, 1964—1966, director student transportation, since 1967. Director public relations Wisconsin Education Association, 1966—1967. Consultant public relations and transportation President Boesel Scholarship Foundation, since 1967.

Drama director Red Arrow Boys Camp, since 1953. Member Milwaukee Presbytery Commission on Race and Religion, 1964—1967. Chairman Milwaukee County Unit, American Heart Association, 1970—1972.

Editorial advisory board member Traffic and Safety Magazine, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Producer-director (radio series) High Hopes, 1966-1967, Bicentennial Pageant Free and Equal, Milwaukee Public Schools, 1976. Producer: (educational series) Wisconsin Educational television Network, 1973.


Member Milwaukee Presbytery Commision on Race and Religion, 1964-1967. Member Wisconsin Association Pupil Transportation (president 1975, 88), Wisconsin Education.Assn. (president national public relations council 1966), Schoolmasters of Wisconsin (president 1969), Milwaukee Radio and television Council (president 1966), Friends of Channel 10 (president 1967), Wisconsin Congress Parents and Teachers (director 1966-1969), Wisconsin Association of the Professions (board directors 1989), National Safety Council (committee.

Member since 1979, chairman school transportation section 1987-1988, national board directors 1990, chairman motor transportation division 1992-1993), Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (president 1968-1970), National Association Pupil Transportation, Marquette U. Alumni Association (board directors 1988), Marquette U. Speech Alumni Association, (president 1960), Marquette U. Educators' Alumni Association (president 1988).


Married Marguerite Patty Lu Anderson, July 12, 1958. Children: Peter, Jeremy.

Theodore Elmer Wenzel

Corrinne Gladys (Collins) Wenzel

Marguerite Patty Lu Anderson

Peter Wenzel

Jeremy Wenzel