Joanne Ralston

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Joanne Ralston was a principal of Joanne Ralston Associates, Inc. Public Relations, an associate of Hill and Knowlton. Ralston is based in Phoenix, Arizona and was active in helping the Tobacco Institute defeat cigarette taxes and other tobacco-related public health measures in Arizona in the 1990s.[1]

Around 1996, the firm changed its name to Ralston Showalter and Associates.[2].


  1. Ralston J, Showalter J, Joanne Ralston Public Relations Long-Term Strategy Memorandum. April 29, 1992. Bates No. TI17310525/0527
  2. Gonderinger L., Business Journal of Phoenix Ralston agency to move, add Showalter to name October 18, 1996

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