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Advertising agency executive

Robert Searcy Allison, American advertising agency executive.

Background

Allison, Robert Searcy was born on September 9, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of George Upton and Margaret Elizabeth (Searcy) Allison.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1954.

Career

With advertising and sales promotion department General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1954-1960. Writer, account manager Doe-Anderson Advertising Agency Inc., Louisville, 1960-1973, president, chief executive officer, since 1973.

Membership

Chairman board overseers University Louisville, 1984-1986. Member alumni board governors University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1978-1980, 87—. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957.

Member American Association Advertising Agencies (national board directors 1982-1984, chairman Center region 1982-1984), Advertising Marketing International Network (executive board since 1982, president since 1987), Louisville Chamber of Commerce (executive committee 1979), University Louisville Athletic Association (chairman finance and budget committee since 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running.

Connections

Married Anne Lewis Witt, July 3, 1954. Children: Jean Anne, Robert William.

father:
George Upton Allison

mother:
Margaret Elizabeth (Searcy) Allison

spouse:
Anne Lewis Witt

child:
Jean Anne Allison

child:
Robert William Allison