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William Means Smith Rhett, American marketing professional.


Rhett, William Means Smith was born on January 25, 1930 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Son of Haskell Smith and Eunice Campbell (Emery) Rhett.


Bachelor, Hamilton College, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1957.


Account group executive, McCann-Erickson International, New York City, 1957-1960; director client services, Colón S.A., Madrid, 1960-1961; manager marketing development and advertising, Motorola Overseas Corporation, Chicago, 1962-1966; account manager, Marsteller International, New York City, 1966-1967; area director Latin American, Wells, Rich, Greene International, New York City, 1968-1969; account supervisor, Wells, Rich, Greene International, New York City, 1969-1970; vice president, Marketing Control Inc., New York City, 1971-1973; international marketing manager consumer products division, National Semiconductor Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, 1974-1975; managing director, Intermarkets Ltd., Orinda, California, since 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to commander United States Naval Reserve, since 1954. Member International Advertising Association (director at large, 1966-1968), Midwest International Marketing Caucus (founder, chairman projects committee), Hamilton Alumni (president 1964-1966, president North California Association 1983-1987, member board governors since 1988), Marines Memorial Club., San Francisco Advertising Club, United States Naval Institute Clubs: American (Madrid). Hamilton (New York City).

Lawn Tennis de la Exposición (Lima, Peru). Stamford (Connecticut) Yacht.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, tennis, classic automobiles.


Married Ethelyn Eddy, May 29, 1965 (divorced 1971). Children: Ian Christopher, Allison Wingate. Married Mary Frances Amill, January 1, 1980 (deceased January 1988).

Haskell Smith Rhett

Eunice Campbell (Emery) Rhett

Mary Frances Amill

Ethelyn Eddy

Allison Wingate Rhett

Ian Christopher Rhett