Townsend, Robert

Townsend, Robert (Chase)

(1920–  ) business executive; born in Washington, D.C. He had an early career in investment and international banking at American Express Co. (1948–62) before moving over to Avis Rent-a-Car. As president and chairman, he introduced the "We Try Harder" advertising campaign that built the firm into a major industry competitor (1962–65). He was later advisor and senior partner of Congressional Monitor (1969), and after publishing his best-selling Up the Organization (1970), he enjoyed great popularity as an advocate of reforming American business.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert Kennedy's eldest daughter, had a ringside seat on the Kennedy approach to duty and life's meaning, but her outlook was not that far removed from what many people of faith--Catholics for sure, with our rich trove of social encyclicals--believed at the time.
CALDY squad: Daniel Abernethy, Daniel Armitage, Andrew Barnish, Joshua Boland, Darren Caldow, Liam Clarke, JJ Dickinson, Jordan Free, James McNally, Lewis Orme, Sion Owen, Benn Poste, Michael Russell, Andrew Tinsley, Matthew Townsend, Robert Wainwright NORTHWICH squad: Andrew Houghton, Richard Lloyd, Steve Hassall, Edward Bridle, Sam Crawford, Jordan Lydiate, Luke Jones, Josh Jones, Thomas Daines, Jason Carter, Adam Griffiths, Liam Gough, Jonathon Shaw, Donaghue Kelly, Colin Lighfoot, Ben Worrall.
In seeking to turn the office into a bully pulpit for citizen obligation, Townsend, Robert Kennedy's daughter, won't be hampered by her family name.