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William Joseph Koch, American public relations executive. Member public relations advisory committee Kent State University; Fellow: Public Relations Society of America; member: National School Public Relations Association, Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora, Illinois (vice president board of directors), Arthur W. Page Society, Junior Chamber of Commerce (senator, distinguished service award 1983).

Background

Koch, William Joseph was born on June 6, 1949 in Celina, Ohio, United States. Son of George Albert and Helen Marie (McKovich) Koch.

Education

Bachelor, U. Akron, 1974.info. officer Ohio Department Transportation, Ravenna, 1972-1975. Assistant director mktg.and public relations Metro Regional Transit Authority, Akron, 1975-1978. Sr.account executive Meeker-Mayer Agency, Akron, 1978-1983.

Vice president Meeker-Mayer Public Rels., 1983-1984. Executive vice president, chief operational officer, David A. Meeker & Associations, Inc./Public Rels., 1984-1987, manager public affairs Tricil, Inc., Akron, 1987-1990. Director corporation committee Laidlaw Inc., Akron, 1990-1994.

Director committee/public relations Laidlaw Passenger Superior vena cava syndrome Group, Fairlawn, Ohio, 1994-1997, Laidlaw Inc., Fairlawn, 1997-1998. Vice president committee Laidlaw Education Superior vena cava syndrome, Naperville, Illinois, 1998.

Career

Draftsman Summit County Engineer' General’ s Office, Akron, Ohio, 1968-1972. Public information officer Ohio Department Transportation, Ravenna, 1972-1975. Assistant director marketing and public relations Metro Regional Transit authority, Akron, 1975-1978.

Senior accountant executive Meeker-Mayer Agency, 1978—1984. Executive vice president, chief operating officer David A. Meeker & Associates, 1984—1987. Manager public affairs Tricil, Inc., Akron, 1987-1990.

Director corporation communications Laidlaw Inc., 1990-1994. Director committee/public relations Laidlaw Passenger Services Group, Fairlawn, Ohio, 1994-1997, Laidlaw Inc., Fairlawn, 1997-1998. Vice president communications Laidlaw Education Services, Naperville, Illinois, 1998—2004.

Principal bill.koch.pr, Aurora, since 2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: No Surprises: The Crisis Communication Management System, 1988.

Membership

Member public relations advising committee Kent State University. Member president advisory board public relations Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh. Fellow Public Rels. Society American.

Member National School Public Rels. Association, National Investor Rels. Institute, Junior Chamber of Commerce (senator, Distinguished Svc. award 1983), Akron Press.

Connections

Married Susan Margaret Griffith, June 14, 1969. Children: Brian William, Dana Marie.

father:
George Albert Koch

mother:
Helen Marie (McKovich) Koch

spouse:
Susan Margaret Griffith

child:
Dana Marie Koch

child:
Brian William Koch