Title: Author, Executive Director
Company: Dorr Public Relations
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
Lynn Clark Dorr, Author and Executive Director of Dorr Public Relations has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements and leadership in writing, public relations and civic leadership.
Her career began as a professional fashion model. That led to a position as the Wendy Ward Director for Montgomery Ward in Los Angeles. Responsible for their teenage market development program, and training hundreds of girls in personal styling and beauty care, she involved them in community service events that resulted in the program’s wide-spread recognition. Working with the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a young man’s organization, Lynn Clark became the first woman in the United States to receive honorary membership in the Jaycees.
In 1968, amid a civil-rights crisis, Ms. Dorr was persuaded to be a Consultant to the City of Philadelphia. She created and administered what became a record-breaking Model Teen city-wide program for 8,000 multi-ethnic teenage girls on fitness, grooming, self-esteem and career guidance. It was a pilot program for the President’s Council of Youth Opportunity and Ms. Dorr received an award from the president. Using her vast experience with teenage girls, she wrote two self-help books, The Model-Teen Charm Course, and What’cha Don’t Know Yet. The latter was republished as How To Enjoy Life Between 12 and 20. Then shifting to broadcasting, she was on-air talent and writer/producer of numerous food, life-style and news-feature segments on radio and television in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
In 1982, Ms. Dorr founded Dorr Public Relations and the Los Angeles firm’s focus is on an entrepreneurial clientele. She has counseled hundreds of privately-held business owners throughout California with strategies for market expansion and branding that often results in high-profile media coverage. Ms. Dorr attributes her success to the love of her work and the pride felt when a job is well done. Her mentors include her high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Obertoufer; Herbert G. Klein, Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Union and former White House Communications Director; and ad agency owner, Jamie G. James, who co-directed with her, AD-PR Seminars throughout California.
Ms. Dorr earned a Business Skills Certificate from Northwestern Business College and studied acting and dance while living at the Hollywood Studio Club. Continuing her business education, she took coursework in marketing, and public relations at the University of California Los Angeles, and entrepreneur classes at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management. She also received an Interior Design Certificate from California State University Long Beach. Ms. Dorr’s latest published book, Sunday Cosmopolitans, is a historical novel recounting American women in the mid-19th century who broke the glass ceiling. Currently, she is co-authoring her fourth book with a public relations client, Treb Heining, the world’s foremost balloon artist. The story of his unique career is due to be released within a year or two.
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