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writer , Communications company executive

Ruth Hanford Reid, American communications company executive, writer. Recipient over 100 awards for communications programs and materials, films, advertising, publications, since 1975.


Reid, Ruth Hanford was born on June 16, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edwin Christie and Linda Margaret (Richards) Hanford.


Student, Trinity College. Student, University Connecticut. Certified, International Business Machines Corporation Management School, 1986.


Contract underwriting assistant, The Travelers, Hartford, 1956-1957;group underwriting assistant, Connecticut General, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1958-1959;free lance public relations, free lance writer, Hartford, 1968-1970;editor, Guider Magazine-Hartford, 1970-1971;communications director, United Way of Greater Hartford, 1971-1977;associate executive director, United Way Services, Cleveland, 1977-1985;president, Ruth Reid & Company, Cleveland, since 1985. Chairman market research United Way of America, Alexandria, Virginia, 1978-1984, vice chairman communications, 1982-1984, chairman conference communications program, 1984.


  • Other Work

    • Author: What Can One Man Do?, Shaping a System of Higher Education, United Way at 100, Un Common Sense, Mother to the Little League. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Campaign coordinator United States Republican Toby Moffett, Suffield, Connecticut, 1976. Active member Leadership Cleveland, since 1983, various arts and service organizations, Cleveland. Chairman Mayor's Award for Volunteerism Public Relations, Cleveland, 1985-1986.

Vice president marketing Ohio chapter National Osteoporosis Foundation, since 1989. Member Advertising Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: singer, musical comedy performer.


Children: Margaret, Jerry, Mary E., Tricia.

Edwin Christie Hanford

Linda Margaret (Richards) Hanford

Margaret Reid

Jerry Reid

Mary E. Reid

Tricia Reid