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Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan
Chief Executive Officer, Hill Holliday

Mike began his career as a copywriter and creative director. As a creative, Mike has been awarded virtually every national and international award for excellence. The Grand Clio. One Show Gold. Cannes Lion. Best of Show at Hatch. Communication Arts. Mike joined Hill Holliday as a Group Creative Director in 1994, and was named Executive Creative Director of Hill Holliday in 1996. In 1999, he joined DDB Chicago as Executive Creative Director. A year later, he rejoined Hill Holliday as President. He was named CEO in 2003, the only non-founder to hold that title.

The list of clients for whom Mike has worked include virtually every Hill Holliday client including John Hancock, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America, CVS, Tyco, and Liberty Mutual as well as other prominent national brands like McDonald’s, Maytag, Gatorade, and Philip Morris.

Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy and received his B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College, where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 10 years, the last four as Chairman. He also serves as a Trustee/Director for Thayer Academy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, The American Ireland Fund, and Cardinal Cushing School.