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arts council executive

Walter Stimpson Sechriest,, American arts council executive. Named Citizen of Year, Birmingham Lions Club, l986.

Background

Sechriest,, Walter Stimpson was born on November 22, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Walter Stimpson and Evelyn Byrd (Barrett) Sechriest.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1956.

Career

Manager, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, Anniston, Alabama, l957-59;manager public relations, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, Atlanta, l959-6l;group manager, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, Opelika, Alabama, l96l-63;special representative, South Center Bell Telephone Сompany, Birmingham, l963-72;state public relations manager, South Center Bell Telephone Сompany, Birmingham, l972-79;district manager Birmingham area, South Center Bell Telephone Сompany, Birmingham, l979-86;executive director, Metropolitan Arts Council, Birmingham, l986-.

Membership

President Birmingham Music Club, l976-80. Chairman Operation New Birmingham, l986. Member International Society Performing Arts Administrators (vice president), National Society Fund Raising Executives, American Council on Arts, Antique Telephone Collectors Association, St. Andrews Society in Middle South, Associate Harvard Alumni (regional director 1979-1980), S.R. (president Alabama chapter 1989), Rotary (district governor 1981-1982).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, gardening, music, sports.

Connections

Married Nancy Marion Weir, August 15, 1960. Children: Walter Stimpson III, Stuart Barrett, Vernon Franklin II, Nancy Evelyn.

father:
Walter Stimpson Sechriest,

mother:
Evelyn Byrd (Barrett) Sechriest,

spouse:
Nancy Marion Weir

children:
Walter Stimpson III Sechriest,

Stuart Barrett Sechriest,

Vernon Franklin II Sechriest,

Nancy Evelyn Sechriest,