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public relations agency executive

Richard Hunt Truitt, American public relations agency executive. Recipient CeeBee award Carl Byoir & Associates, 1974.

Background

Truitt, Richard Hunt was born on June 12, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Richard Braeme and Cleon (Johnson) Truitt.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Northwestern University, 1953. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1957.

Career

Reporter, editor Chicago Tribune, 1957-1959. Account executive Carl Byoir & Associates, Incorporated, New York York City, 1959-1967, vice president, 1967-1975, senior vice president, 1975-1976, group vice president, 1976-1978, executive vice president, 1978-1985. President Doremus Public Relations, 1985-1991, Arnold & Truitt, New York City, since 1992.

Adjunct associate professor Management Institute, New York University, k1992—.

Achievements

  • Avocations: sculpting. Sailboat racing.

Works

Membership

President Winnebago Day School, Menasha, Wisconsin, 1969. Member board education, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1970-1971. Vice president Indiana Society, Chicago, since 1976.

Served to major United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955, Korea, Japan. Fellow Public Relations Society of America. Member Public Relations Society of America (secretary-treasurer Counselors Academy 1982, chairman 1983, chairman annual conference 1985, Silver Anvil award 1973, 74, Thoth award Washington chapter 1973, elected fellow 1991).

Clubs: Norwalk Yacht (Connecticut). New York Yacht; International (Washington).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sculpting. Sailboat racing.

Connections

Married Ruth Young, October 4, 1958 (divorced June 1983). Children: Susan, Thomas, Stephen.

father:
Richard Braeme Truitt

mother:
Cleon (Johnson) Truitt

spouse:
Ruth Young

child:
Susan Truitt

child:
Thomas Truitt

child:
Stephen Truitt