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Advertising and public relations executive

Suzanne Donaldson Poor, American advertising and public relations executive. Member National Association for Female Executives, American Woman's Economics Development Corporation, Executive WomenN.J. (board directors 1980-1983), New Jersey Ad.


Poor, Suzanne Donaldson was born on October 6, 1933 in Somers Point, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of James Watt and Roberta (Radford) Donaldson.


AB, Mount Holyoke College, 1955. Master of Arts, Montclair State College, 1975. Postgraduate, New York University, 1977—1983.

Master of Philosophy, Drew University, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, Drew University, 1998. Photography student, New School Social Research, 1979—1982.


Reporter, copy writer WFLB, WFLB-television, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1955-1956. Director public relations Montclair Young Men’s Christian Association, New Jersey, 1965-1969, Girl Scouts Greater Essex County, Montclair, 1969-1974. Associate public relations department National League Nursing, New York City, 1974.

Freelance public relations, photography Montclair, 1974-1976. Director communications Institutes Religion and Health, New York City, 1976-1978. Partner, president Miller/Poor Associates, Verona, New Jersey, since 1978.

Freelance writer New York Times, 1988—1994. Adjunct professor Seton Hall University, 1999—2000, New York University, 2005—2008.


President board trustee Doubletree Gallery, Montclair, 1977-1979. Trustee Friends New Jersey Network, 1986-1993. Member of National Association of Female Executives, National Association Professional Women, American Society Media Photographers (editor Exposure newsletter since 1993), Executive Women New Jersey (board directors 1980-1983), American Woman's Economic Development Corporation, Author's Guild, New Jersey Ad Club (editor Ad Talk since 1982, board directors 1983, president 2001-2003, named to Advertising Hall of Fame New Jersey 2002).


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, swimming, tennis, furniture restoration.


Married Richard Sumner Poor, March 19, 1955 (divorced September 1983). Children: Jonathan Scott, Jeffrey Sumner, Sara Suzanne. Married Jasper Raul Gonzalez, April 20, 1996.

James Watt Donaldson

Roberta (Radford) Donaldson

Jasper Raul Gonzalez

Richard Sumner Poor

Jonathan Scott Poor

Sara Suzanne Poor

Jeffrey Sumner Poor