Mind of a Mentor Episode #95: Leeann Leahy, CEO of The VIA Agency
Leeann Leahy is CEO of The VIA Agency, a full-service advertising agency with national clients including Lowe’s, L.L.Bean, Unilever (Klondike), Arm & Hammer, Perdue, and Golden Corral. Leeann joined VIA as President in 2012 and took over as CEO in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in planning, agency management, and integrated marketing.
As her leadership continues to facilitate growth at The VIA Agency, Leeann has bolstered their company’s contributions to pro bono projects with organizations like the Maine Recovery Fund, the Indigo Arts Alliance and the Preble Street Homeless Resource Center. Leeann serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Portland, Maine and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Portland Museum of Art.
Prior to VIA, Leeann served as President of Translation, an NYC-based ad agency. Before that, she spent 9 years at Lowe Worldwide, moving from Global Planning Director to Chief Strategy Officer.
Under Leeann’s leadership, The VIA Agency has been recognized as a Top 10 Place to Work by Ad Age, a Best Workplace by Inc., and an Ad Age Small Agency of the Year. In 2013, Leeann was named one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch.
Hear Leeann’s story in her own words on episode #95 of our Mind of a Mentor podcast!
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