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Advertising executive

William Ernest Waites, American Advertising executive. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960. Member Advertising Federation Southwest Florida (board directors), Florida Direct Marketing Association, Southwest Florida Attractions Association (board directors), Lee County Hotel MotelAssn., Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort. Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Background

Waites, William Ernest was born on December 14, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of William Ernest and Jean (Bryant) Waites.

Education

Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1956.

Career

Senior vice president, creative director Young & Rubicam, Detroit, 1973-1977, managing director Adelaide, Australia, 1977-1979, senior vice president, director creative services Chicago, 1979-1981. Vice chairman, chief creative officer Stone & Adler, 1981-1983. Senior vice president, group creative director Ogilvy & Mather, 1983-1989.

President Huryup & Waites Creative Consultant, Fort Myers, Florida, 1989-1994. Chairman The Spiro Group, Inc., 1994-2004, Double W. Ltd., Taos, New Mexico, 1989-1995, The Waites Group, since 1989. Co-owner Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, 1990-2006, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Florida, since 2006.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board trustees Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Board directors Lee County Alliance of Arts. Captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960.

Member Advertising Federation Southwest Florida (past president), Southwest Florida Attractions Association, Sanibel-Captiva Islands C. of Chamber (board directors since 2004), Indiana Arts & Craft Associate, South Associate Indian Art, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Connections

Married Susanne Pinkett, January 5, 1957. Children: Bryant Andrew, Randel Schumann.

father:
William Ernest Waites

mother:
Jean (Bryant) Waites

spouse:
Susanne Pinkett

child:
Randel Schumann Waites

child:
Bryant Andrew Waites