Marvin McQueen

Marvin McQueen came to Ackerman McQueen (then Ackerman Incorporated) after curiosity lead him through the front door in 1972. He had retired from a 36-year career with D'Arcy, McManus & Masius in New York and was taking a casual walk in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma when he came across the then small, local agency. He met with Ray Ackerman on a whim, and a partnership that would ultimately grow the small, local company to a nationally recognized advertising agency began. Marvin quickly convinced his son, Angus, to come aboard in 1973, and together they transformed our roster with clients such as the National Rifle Association, Nocona Boots, Food & Wines from France, Sheraton Hotels and Resistol Hats, among others. During his tenure, the agency was frequently listed as one of the largest and hottest agencies in the southwest.

Known for his hard-nosed wit and extensive account experience, including Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Missouri Pacific Railroads, General Tire and Daisy to name a few, Marvin was deeply involved in the industry, especially on the educational and outreach level. He was a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies' (AAAA) National Committee on Relations with Students and Educators, former president of the School of Journalism Student Alumni Association, past president of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, a member of the AAAA Committee on Government and Public Relations, on the Board of Directors for the Educational Foundation of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Nations Council for Boy Scouts, and he was involved with many local Oklahoma organizations as part of the community. In recognition of his accomplishments, Marvin's alma mater, the University of Missouri, awarded him the "Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism."

Marvin McQueen continued his career at Ackerman McQueen until his death in 1984, but he left behind a legacy of brilliance and savvy that still guides the company toward the future.