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Advertising agency executive

Richard Lawrence McCullough, American advertising executive. Recipient National Community Service award, Gateway Foundation, 2002, Dennis Kelly Honor award, Catholic Charities, 2002.


McCullough, Richard Lawrence was born on December 1, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Francis John and Sadie Beatrice McCullough.


Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, 1959.


Commissioned United States Army, 1959, advance through grades to sergeant, 1966. Account executive Edward H. Weiss Advertising, Chicago, 1960-1966. Account supervisor Doyle Dane Bernbach, New York City, 1966-1968.

Senior vice president J. Walter Thompson Company, Chicago, 1969-1986. President E.H. Brown Advertising, 1986-1997. Executive vice president Space-Time Media Management, since 1997.

Partner Callahan Group, 2000—2005. Developer Marketing with Country Music national seminar, 1996. Chairman J. L. McCullough Advertising and Public Relations, Evanston, Illinois, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Building Country Radio, 1986, A New Look at Country Music Audiences, 1988, (video) Country Music Marketing, 1989.


Board directors Gateway Foundation, Chicago, since 1976, chairman, 1988-1991. Board directors, chairman marketing committee Catholic Charities, Chicago. Member Country Music Association (Nashville board directors 1979-2004, president 1983-1985, President's award 1987, elector Country Music Hall of Fame), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Nashville and Chicago chapter), North Shore Country Club (Glenview, Illinois), Dairymen's Country Club (Boulder Junction, Wisconsin).


Married Julia Louise Kreimer, May 6, 1961. Children: Stephen, Jeffery, Julie.

Francis John

Sadie Beatrice McCullough

Julia Louise Kreimer

Jeffery McCullough

Stephen McCullough

Julie McCullough