Harold Burson Professional Service

Public Relations


  • Industrial Publicity Group (1948-1955)
  • Public Relations Society of America (1948-Present)
  • International Public Relations Association (IPRA) (1962-Present)
  • Public Relations Seminar, Chairman (1984), Member (1971-Present)
  • Foundations for Public Relations Research and Education, Director (1980-1986)
  • The Wisemen (1980-Present)
  • Arthur W. Page Society, Lifetime Member (1991)

Non Public Relations


  • American Philatelic Society (1963); Life Member (1988)
  • National Safety Council, Board of Directors (1968-1976)
  • Hackley School, Tarrytown, N.Y., Board of Trustees (1970-1979)
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center Productions, Board Member (1974-1990); Founder, Corporate Fund (1977); Secretary (1977-2005); Terrace Theater, Trustee (1976-1979); Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, Founder (1983), Trustee (1983-Present)
  • Council for Economic Education (1975); Board Member (1978-2005); Chairman (1988-1989)
  • New York Society of Security Analysts (1975-1993)
  • White Plains (NY) Medical Center, Board of Governors (1977-1978)
  • Business Council for International Understanding, Life Trustee (1978)
  • World Wildlife Fund, Geneva, Switzerland, Board of Trustees (1978-1983)
  • Catalyst, Board of Directors (1980-1999)
  • New York Academy of Medicine, Associate Fellow (1983); Fellow (1993); Trustee (2008-2009)
  • Armed Forces Broadcaster's Association (1984)
  • Horatio Alger Association, Elected to Membership (1984); Director (1988-1991)
  • National Foundation for Infectious Disease, Board of Trustees (1986-1990)
  • United States Information Agency, Private Sector Advisory Committee, Chairman (1987-1992)
  • U.S.-Korea Business Council (1988-1993)
  • Reagan Alumni Association (1990-Present)
  • New York Academy of Sciences, President's Council (1991-1999)
  • Fund for Arts for Central and Eastern Europe, Board of Advisors (1994-2002)
  • Eisenhower Presidential Memorial (Washington, D.C.), Special Advisor (1995-Present)
  • Special Music School of America, New York, Founding Member, Board of Directors (1996-1999)
  • Economic Club of New York, Board of Trustees (1996-1999); Chairman, Centennial Dinner (2007)
  • Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, Independence Square) Board Member, (2008-Present)
  • Robert Packer Center for ALS Research at John Hopkins, Board Member (2008-2011)
  • U.S. Army War College, Strategic Communication Council, Chairman (2011)

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