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Tallahassee born, Morehouse College Educated Herbert H. Wright has been Manager of Public Relations Administration for Philip Morris Inc. since June 1964.

Before joining the tobacco company in 1945, Mr. Wright was chief of the Civilian Payroll Division at Tuskegee Army Air Field. During his 22 years with Philip Morris he has worked in the firm's college program, served as Assistant to the Sales Promotion Manager and was Assistant Director of Public Relations.

Active in Community Affairs, Mr. Wright is a 32[[degree symbol]] Mason a Shriner, a member of the Elks, and a member of the National Association of Market Developers.


Eyre R. Saitch is Assistant to the Vice President-Marketing for the American Safety Razor Company.

A native of Bermuda, Mr. Saitch studied at Wilberforce University and the New School for Social Research in New York City.

He is a member of the Masons, Elks, the National Association of Market Developers, and was formerly a professional basketball player and, for several years, was Negro National Tennis Champion.

Mr. Saitch resides with his wife and daughter in Englewood, New Jersey.


Los Angeles contribution to the Seagram Corporation comes in the form of personable and talented Stephen N. Lockett their Assistant to the Vice President and General Sales Manager of the company.

Mr. Lockett graduated from Los Angeles City and State College in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and is a charter member of the Montford Point Marine Association.

A member of the National Association of Market Developers, the Urban League, and the American Legion. Mr. Lockett is married to the former Joan Frances Ray.


Thomas B. Shropshire is Sales Manager - Tropical Africa of Philip Morris International. Previously, he was Export Representative for West Africa.

Mr. Shropshire received his B.S. degree from Lincoln University in 1950. He has also attended the graduate School of Business Administration at New York University. Was on active duty with the Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Mr. Shropshire is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce and the International Advertising Association and National Association of Market Developers.


Charles A. 'Chuck' Sterling worked as National Sales Manager of Special Markets for Helene Curtis Industries, an Account Executive for Tuesday Publications; President and founder of his own public relations office before accepting his present assignment as Assistant to General Sales Manager of P. Lorillard Company, Inc.

A graduate of Lake Forrest College, and a former defensive back for the Chicago Cardinals Professional Football team, Sterling says, his advent into the business world began when as a freshman in college he won a poetry award for work he composed and titled, "Full fillment." The poem and its lyrics have been his inspiration and he is quick to pass this advice on to young people whom he cautions must be versatile and willing to live sort of cafeteria style - get as much as you can while going through life.

A deeply religious and personable sales executive, Sterling stresses to younger people that faith in God is essential to fulfill one's potential and that many disappointments are results of not having faith and power in something greater than one's self to achieve real success.


James S. Avery serves Humble Oil as the company's top specialist and advisor on problems and programs affecting minority groups. He coordinates several of the company's continuing human relations programs and also confers and consults with policy-making executives and the nationwide field management of his company on many aspects of human and community relations, cooperation with Government agencies and private groups, and aid to education projects and activities.

A former history department head at Cranston Crandord High School (New Jersey); a former Air Force veteran; a former football star; a former "Man of the Year Award Winner," Mr. Avery is a past president of the Lainfield Frontiers Club, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and past president of the National Association of Market Developers. 
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