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writer , Advertising executive

Russell Howard Colber, American writer, advertising executive. Recipient Fisher-Stevens National Mail Works Achievement award, 1983, Oliver award, 1985, Excellence award, Society Technology Communications, 1986. Member of Advertising Federation, Business and Professional Advertising Association, American Medical Writers Association, Public Relations Society America (health section, accredited public relations).


Colber, Russell Howard was born on June 21, 1938 in Milwaukee. Son of Ralph Howard and Margaret (Hoppens) Colber.


Bachelor of Arts (WLOL Broadcasting scholar), University of Minnesota, 1965. Master of Science (National Academy of television Arts and Sciences fellow), Newhouse School Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1966.


July 1986); children— Newell, Geoffrey, Charles, Nelson. Assistant to vice president corporation communications Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, 1966-1970. Vice president, Advertisers Diversified Services, Minneapolis, 1970-1973.

Chairman communications division The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1973-1975. President, Russ Colber & Associates, Minneapolis, 1975-1978. Director public relations Sielaff/Johnson Advertising, 1978-1979.

Director advertising Salkin & Linoff, 1979-1980, Earth Observation Inc., 1981-1982, Purdue Student Government Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, 1982-1987. Advertising programs manager Worldwide Communications, Inc., 1988. Convenor Twin Cities Journalism Conference, National Model Cities Conference.

Panelist Minnesota Advertising Federation Trade Press Day, 1983.


Member Public Relations Society American (health section, accredited in public relations), American Medical Writers Association, Advertising Federation, Business and Professional Advertising Association.


Married Bonita Elizabeth Cheesebrough, September 1, 1963 (divorced July 1986). Children: Newell, Geoffrey, Charles, Nelson.

Ralph Howard Colber

Margaret (Hoppens) Colber

Bonita Elizabeth Cheesebrough

Newell Colber

Charles Colber

Geoffrey Colber

Nelson Colber