CHARLOTTE BEERS Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Charlotte Beers was sworn in as the Under Secretary of State for Public   
Diplomacy and Public Affairs on October 2, 2001.                           
Charlotte Beers is the only executive in the advertising industry to have 
served as Chairman of two of the top 10 worldwide advertising agencies: J. 
Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather.  Prior to this appointment, Ms. Beers 
was Chairman of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, having returned to the very 
agency in which she started her advertising career.  She was Chairman and 
CEO of Ogilvy & Mather from 1992-97.                                       
Ms. Beers has been a pioneer in almost every career step.  Starting in     
Houston, Texas, she was the first female Product Manager for Uncle Ben's   
Rice.  She then became the first female Senior Vice President for J.       
Walter Thompson when she moved to the advertising business in Chicago in   
the seventies.  In 1988, she was the first woman in the 99 years of the   
American Association of Advertising Agencies to be named Chairman.         
Her achievements have been well recognized in the business community.  In 
1992, Glamour magazine recognized her as one of their "Women of the Year" 
for the distinction of "cracking the glass ceiling in advertising."  In   
1995, she received one of the Sara Lee Frontrunner Awards for being the   
only woman to head one of the nation's top 10 advertising agencies.  She   
received the prestigious Matrix Award from New York Women in               
Communications for her outstanding accomplishments in advertising.  In     
1997 Fortune Magazine put her on their cover in their first issue to       
feature the most powerful women in America.                               
Ms. Beers attended Baylor University and graduated from the University of 
Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts.         
Ms. Beers has one daughter and is recently married.