Gordon C. Kinney

Class of 1941

A leader of The Advertising Council for more than 40 years, Gordon Kinney started in journalism as a radio announcer in West Virginia. During World War II, Kinney was a deputy of the Domestic Bureau of War Information in Washington, D.C. Following the war, he began his lifelong career at The Advertising Council, becoming vice president of the council in 1965 and senior vice president for campaigns and media in 1980. Kinney worked on a number of public service campaigns including promoting U. S. Savings Bonds, combating paralytic polio, discouraging impaired driving, fighting drug abuse and encouraging “Keep America Beautiful.”