Gene Blanpied

Gene worked for KOOL TV Channel 10, which was later renamed KTSP TV, as an account in Phoenix, from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. He was the first chapter president when the Phoenix Chapter became the Arizona Chapter, the 8th of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences from 1961 to 1962. Following his term as chapter president, he served on the Board of Trustees for the National Academy. He was born on August 26th, 1914 in Kansas. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was married twice. His first wife Charlotte passed away unexpectedly in 1963, at the age of 46. They were both involved in scouting with their sons. Gene eventually remarried to his second wife, Eleanor, who passed away in 1983 at the age of 61. She was in the public relations profession and held offices in the Phoenix Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Gene had four children between his two marriages, two boys and two girls. Gene passed away in 1988 at the age of 73, in Mesa, Arizona.