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Advertising executive

Robert Cunningham Doherty, American Advertising executive, retired. Trustee North Carolina Symphony, since 1991, North Carolina Museum History, since 1997. Served to First lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1952-1954, Korea. Member Figure Eight Yacht Club (Wilmington, North Carolina), Princeton Club (New York City), Ivy Club (Princeton, New Jersey), Cardinal Club (Raleigh, North Carolina).

Background

Doherty, Robert Cunningham was born on September 30, 1930 in New York City. Son of Francis Joseph and Helen (Utley) Doherty.

Education

Bachelor, Princeton University, 1952.

Career

Account executive, Needham Harper Steers, New York City, 1958-1962; vice president, account supervisor, Needham Harper Steers, New York City, 1962-1965; executive vice president, John Rockwell and Associations, New York City, 1965-1973; partner, Chairman of the Board, John Rockwell and Associations, New York City, 1973-1975; vice president management group, Wells, Rich & Greene, New York City, 1975-1979; senior vice president, McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1979-1983; executive vice president, McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1983-1987; president, McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1987-1990; chief Executive officer, McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1991-1997; chairman, McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1993-1998; retired, 1998.

Membership

Trustee, member executive committee North Carolina Symphony, since 1991, chairman board 2001-2003. Trustee, member executive committee North Carolina Museum History, since 1997. Trustee, secretary North Carolina Museum History Foundation, since 2004.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1952-1954, Korea. Member Figure Eight Yacht Club (Wilmington, North Carolina), Ivy Club (Princeton, New Jersey), Cardinal Club (Raleigh, North Carolina).

Connections

Married Brucie Rial (divorced 1961). Children: Michael Bruce, Robert Kelly. Married Kerstin Brigetta Karlsson.

Children: Andrew Seger, Thomas Nils.

father:
Francis Joseph Doherty

mother:
Helen (Utley) Doherty

spouse:
Kerstin Brigetta Karlsson

spouse:
Brucie Rial

child:
Thomas Nils Doherty

child:
Michael Bruce Doherty

child:
Andrew Seger Doherty

child:
Robert Kelly Doherty