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April 15, 1991
Peggy G. Hereford, 75, public relations chief of Los Angeles International Airport for a quarter-century. The first woman to head the public relations department of a major airport, Mrs. Hereford became the dean of such operations nationally. When she retired in 1977, more than 500 well-wishers and several television cameras thronged the street in front of her El Segundo home. On April 4 in Inglewood of respiratory failure.
November 20, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
Students and professors at Cal State Fullerton have produced a video that they hope will attract more young people into public relations. Communications professor David Pincus, who advised the video project, said that many high school students have a negative perception of public relations that they don't easily shake when they get to college.
Laer Pearce & Associates of Irvine led the list of winners at the 1994 Protos awards, which honor excellence among local public relations professionals. Laer Pearce won seven first-place statues, followed closely by Paine & Associates of Costa Mesa, which won six. Four statues each were awarded to Amies Communications of Anaheim and Fullerton-based Beckman Instruments' in-house public relations team. Nelson Communications Group of Irvine won two first-place statues.
February 24, 1996
Ray Connors, 87, public relations executive for six decades. A native of Great Barrington, Mass., Connors graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He began his career as a reporter and editor on New England newspapers, and came to Los Angeles as publicity manager for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank. Connors later operated the Los Angeles office of the New York-based public relations firm D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles, and eventually founded his own company. On Feb.
July 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Margaret Gardner, 88, a leading figure in public relations during Hollywood's Golden Age, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Manhattan, according to longtime friend and associate publicist Warren Cowan. A native of Marinette, Wis., Gardner followed her brother, producer Arthur Gardner, to Hollywood after high school.
March 17, 1992
David F. Parry, 75, a veteran public relations executive whose clients included the Los Angeles Music Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the architectural firms of Welton Becket and William L. Pereira. Parry, who retired in 1987, also represented several magazines--Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit and Home--and the J. Paul Getty Trust. Earlier, he had been a contract writer for film producer Samuel Goldwyn. In Los Angeles on Friday of lung cancer.
August 18, 1989
Harold P. Levy, veteran public relations professional and writer, has died of pancreatic cancer at a Pasadena convalescent home, his family announced Thursday. He was 82. Born in Trinidad, Colo., on March 8, 1907, Levy grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington, and spent five years as a reporter for the Seattle Times. He moved to New York City in 1934 at the height of the Depression and began handling public relations and research for social welfare agencies.
July 1, 1995
Bob Gold, Prime Sports vice president of marketing and communications, and former pro basketball great and sportscaster Tommy Hawkins will lead a daylong sports public relations seminar July 29 in the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium. Hawkins, a vice president of communications for the Dodgers, and Gold will focus on the development of sports publicists and their recent roles as critical figures in management.
April 30, 1998 | Greg Johnson
American Honda Motor Co. said it has fired its public relations agency after 15 years, for what the Torrance-based car manufacturer described as an "unbecoming, underhanded act." Honda terminated Fleishman Hillard after learning that the St. Louis-based agency had made a bid for the account of the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn., a Washington, D.C.-based trade organization that represents domestic auto makers.
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