Ken grew up in Marshall, Texas and began his education at East End Elementary and was very athletic throughout, later playing football, basketball and some baseball. In high school, he ran track and played trumpet for the marching band. He continued his musical pursuits at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He further pursued graduate studies at Columbia, Southern Methodist and the University of Houston.
Mr.George spent his working career in the advertising communications industry. He started as a copywriter and then manager at Babcock and Wilcox, district manager for McGraw-Hill in Houston and later running the new direct marketing business in New York. In 1972 Mr.George created a consulting company, Response Marketing Network. His firm served such clients as Readers Digest, Citibank, American Express, CVS, Sprint, Ford Motor Corporation, Kodak, Business Week and Hearst publishing. He sold the company to the employees in 1988 and retired to Hilton Head, South Carolina.
In his retirement he was active in civic and political efforts serving in leadership positions at both local and community levels. Ken spent most of his life investing in others and created scholarship programs in his hometown and the Low Country of SC. He was truly a “Grass Root”, a man of commitment; to his wife Martha, his children and his friends and colleagues through offerings of ‘Texas Caviar’, holiday Pannetone bread and solid east Texas hospitality.
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