- The Washington Times - Monday, June 20, 2005

Ellis E. “Bud” Meredith, an association executive and businessman, died June 17 at his home in Bethesda. He was 77.

Born in Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 5, 1927, Mr. Meredith earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chicago and George Washington University.

His 40-year association career included three years as president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and 24 years as president of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association.

Mr. Meredith also served as president of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives and as chairman of the American Society of Association Executives, which named him Association Executive of the Year in 1983 and honored him with its Key Award in 1988.

Mr. Meredith was a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Textile Apparel Export Advisory Committee and the Management-Labor Textile Advisory Committee of the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs, and was serving on the Executive Committee of the University of Maryland Foundation, of which he was past chairman.

He served on numerous other boards of directors, including those of Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., the International Apparel Federation, the NCMEC , William Carter Co. and First Western Financial Corp.

Mr. Meredith was chairman of Allied Realty Corp. of Bethesda, Newsletters Inc., Organization Management Inc. and International Executive Management Inc.

Mr. Meredith was finance chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and in 1988 served as national co-chairman of Association Executives for Bush and as chairman of Maryland Businessmen for Bush.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Foley Meredith; five children, Shane Meredith Snowdon, Scott Meredith, Kent Meredith, Candy Corcoran Rodal and Scott Corcoran; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the NCMEC , Development Department, Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building, 699 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

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