Background & History

The Arthur W. Page Society is a select membership organization for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession.

The Society is named in honor of Arthur W. Page, who served as vice president of public relations for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company from 1927 to 1946. He was the first person in a public relations position to serve as an officer and member of the Board of Directors of a major public corporation. In the decades since, Page has become generally recognized as the dean of public relations and communications. In the course of his writing, Page established a series of management concepts which are today referred to as the Page Principles.

Since its incorporation as a non-profit organization in December 1983, as an outgrowth of the pre-divestiture Bell System, the Society has sought to bring together senior communications executives representing a wide spectrum of industries who are interested in helping each other and perpetuating the high professional standards set by Arthur W. Page. Its ultimate goal is to assist the public relations officer in becoming a major contributor to the success of the corporation.