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marketing executive

Wendy Blythe Gifford, American marketing executive. Accredited public relations. Named Journalist of Year, Ball State University, 1978, one of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1975-1979. Fellow American Association of University Women; member Alliance of Chicago Art Institute, American Marketing Association (vice president Chicago chapter), Society Professional Journalists.

Background

Gifford, Wendy Blythe was born on December 12, 1949 in Louisville. Daughter of Samuel Haring and Marian (Ellis) Gifford.

Education

Bachelor, DePauw University, 1971. Master of Business Administration, University Wash, 1983.

Career

Public relations assistant Indianapolis Museum Art, 1971-1972. Director public information Marian college, Indianapolis, 1972-1974. Public relations officer Indiana National Bank, 1974-1977.

Account manager Cole and Weber, Seattle, 1978-1981. Account executive Doyle Dane Bernbach Needham Worldwide, Chicago, 1983-1991, account supervisor, 1987-1991. Senior product manager, Home Safety BRK Brands, Inc., since 1992.

Achievements

  • Accredited public relations.

Membership

Fellow American Association of University Women. Member Alliance of Chicago Art Institute, American Marketing Association (vice president Chicago chapter), Society Professional Journalists.

Connections

Married Donald Allan Coffin, June 3, 1984.

father:
Samuel Haring Gifford

mother:
Marian (Ellis) Gifford

spouse:
Donald Allan Coffin