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Samuel Petok

manufacturing company executive

Samuel Petok was American manufacturing company executive. Recipient Page One award Newspaper Guild Detroit, 1948. Former trustee Arthur W. Page Society; trustee History Society Princeton. Member Public Relations Society of America (Silver Anvil award 1964), International Public Relations Association, Overseas Press Club American, The Old Guard of Princeton, Nassau Club, Cherry Valley Country Club.

Background

Petok, Samuel was born on August 12, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Harry and Jennie (Weingarten) Petok.

Education

Bachelor in History, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1945. Postgraduate, Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, 1946.

Career

Reporter Detroit Free Press, 1946-1950. Account executive McCann Erickson, 1950-1952. Public relations executive Chrysler Corporation, 1952-1970.

Vice president public relations and advertising White Motor Corporation, Cleveland, 1971-1976. Director communications automotive operations Rockwell International Company, Troy, Michigan, 1976-1977, corporation staff vice president public relations Pittsburgh, 1977-1978, vice president communications, 1978-1982, senior vice president communications, member management committee, 1982-1988.

Membership

Former trustee Arthur W. Page Society. Trustee History Society Princeton. Member Public Relations Society of America (Silver Anvil award 1964), International Public Relations Association, Overseas Press Club American, The Old Guard of Princeton, Nassau Club, Cherry Valley Country Club.

Connections

Married Fayne Joyce Myers, June 26, 1952. Children– Carol, Seth, Michael.