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John David Whittington Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

John David Whittington has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the leisure time and entertainment industry.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO, April 22, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John David Whittington with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, John David Whittington celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Whittington initially found success in operations and human resources areas on behalf of the Frisco Railway Company and in human resources with Dayco Corporation and Silver Dollar City Inc. He was always drawn toward the marketing discipline due to the high income earnings potential. Mr. Whittington became involved in entertainment marketing while working with Silver Dollar City beginning as Manager of Corporate Marketing. He continued his employment career in a similar marketing capacity with Anheuser-Busch Entertainment Corporation which led to much success.

In the early 1980's Mr. Whittington began working as a management and marketing consultant to the domestic and international leisure time/travel and entertainment industries. He has provided clients with his expertise in operational management, marketing, promotions, corporate partnering, business investment funding and coordinating development of physical elements of projects. He also has successfully brokered products and services to an impressive array of major companies. He is one of the nation's leading corporate partner consultants in the development and sales activity of corporate partner programs producing fee values for his clients from five figures to several million dollars. Business investment funding values ranged from lower six figures to several hundred million dollars. He was very involved in the 1980's with three World Fairs....1982, 1984 and 1986, with responsibilities ranging from event planning to marketing international and domestic partner participation. He continues his Whittington Associates consulting business after nearly 40 years of success for his clients.

As a qualified professional, Mr. Whittington holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and economics, earned from Missouri State University in 1960 and a Master of Business Administration earned from Drury University in 1966. In 1959, became a founding member of the Missouri Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Missouri State University.

Civically, Mr. Whittington has been and is involved with many local organizations including the Springfield and Branson, Missouri Chambers of Commerce, Missouri State University Foundation Trustee, Missouri State University Athletic Advisory Board, Springfield/Branson National Airport Board, Springfield City Utilities Board, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, Ozark Empire Fair Board, Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Board, Mercy Hospital Foundation Board, and several other community volunteer organizations. For his professional accomplishments, Mr. Whittington has received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Missouri State University and the Pinnacle Award for Career Achievement in Travel and Tourism.

Mr. Whittington has been most grateful for his prosperous involvement with Missouri State University throughout the length of his career. In 1988, he and his wife, Novella, established a substantial endowment for the university's men's basketball team. Outside of his professional circles, Mr. Whittington enjoys such avocations as international and domestic travel, music of all types, civic involvement, watching sports (Missouri State basketball, football and baseball) and the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals and Kansas City Football Chiefs.

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