M. LaVay Sheldon

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M. LaVay Sheldon
M. LaVay Sheldon


M. LaVay Sheldon


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Grayson, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Laurie Abrams Sheldon. Wife, not from area
Occupation: Retired. Association Management, radio, mktg.
Children: David, born 1969 (married - 1 grandson and 1 grandaughter) Cindy, born 1971 (divorced - three grandsons). More…Mark, born 1979 (married-2 granddaughters & 1 grandson)

I continued my senior year radio gig in Buffalo after graduation. Worked at college stations in Houghton, NY and Siloam Springs, AR. Also worked at stations in Alaska, Aruba, Philadelphia, New York and Buffalo. Associate Director National Religious Broadcasters association. Creator, internationally syndicated World Religious News. News assignments in Europe and Asia. Director of Communications, New Jersey School Boards Association.

Graduated with BS in broadcasting from John Brown University. Graduate work in communications research at Temple. After 15 years of moves settled in Atlanta. Our three children and eight grands are spread around Atlanta's suburbs.

Ten years in advertising agencies in Manhattan and Atlanta including my own agency. 20 years leading up to retirement as Director of Operations, Meetings and Exhibitions with Kellen Company (global association and professional services management company).

Lifetime of music, worship and administrative responsibilities with churches and religious groups. Currently I am Lighting Director for a contemporary mega-church in Atlanta.

In retirement I provide guidance in areas of park visitor experience, marketing and management to Mini America Park. Most recently assisted in opening and operations of the Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad located at the International Olympic Horse Park in Conyers, Ga.

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Posted on: Jun 09, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Got your post. Atlanta is almost 200 miles across in any direction. And the focus of the news is probably a square mile in ;the center where tourist, conventioneers and sports fans /go. Hope all are staying safe. At thIs age life avoiding the virus isn’t very different from retirement.

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Posted on: Nov 05, 2019 at 8:16 PM

Despite Parkinson’s a train buddy [r] and I were able to spend a week running my miniature trains at two tracks in central Florida. I may grow older...but I won’t grow up.

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We had friends from around East that would meet up with all of my friends from West to play football and baseball. It is hard to believe we could ride our bikes anywhere in kenmore and the Tonawandans and be out of touch for hours.

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Posted on: Feb 13, 2016 at 12:57 PM

When I read about HS memories I draw an almost total blank. Is there anyone out there who was a friend or remembers me? I am trying to rediscover who I was or what I was like. Sadlly, hardly anything in the 1965 yearbook jogs any memories of people or events. If you can help please email: lavay@aol.com. Thanks -- LaVay Sheldon.

Dec 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Happy Birthday

Jun 01, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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Worked weekends and summer at radio station WDCX. College degree in broadcast journalism. Worked at stations in Alaska, Arkansas, Aruba, Philadelphia and metro NYC. Worked at ad agencies in Manhattan and Atlanta prior to opening my own agency. Spent last 20 years directing operations and exhibitions for a global association management company.

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