First Fleishman female exec Ruth Jacobson dies at 84

ST. LOUIS: Ruth Jacobson, Fleishman-Hillard's first female executive, died March 9 due to complications from congestive heart failure at the age of 84, according to a news story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

ST. LOUIS: Ruth Jacobson, Fleishman-Hillard's first female executive, died March 9 due to complications from congestive heart failure at the age of 84, according to a news story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A veteran in the industry, Jacobson joined Fleishman in 1955 and was the agency's first senior partner, working with clients like Anheuser-Busch, First National Bank, and Emerson Electric, retiring in 2001. She died at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, MO, and is survived by her daughter, Anne Jacobson, and grandson, who live in Oakland, CA.

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