Leeann Leahy

Leeann has never been one to shrink from a challenge. Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation for transforming the ad agencies that have been lucky to have her on their team.

Before joining VIA in 2012 as president, she spent two years as president of New York City agency Translation, which she grew from 30 people and a handful of accounts to 100 people on marquee accounts like Bud Light Platinum, the most successful beer launch in the history of Anheuser-Busch; McDonald’s; Coca-Cola; and State Farm. Now that’s a lot to accomplish in 24 months.

Additional stops in her career include Lowe NY, Margeotes | Fertitta + Partners, kbs+, and Saatchi & Saatchi, where she made a mark on their growth, creative standards and innovation.

Leeann was recently named one of 2013 Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” and lives in Yarmouth, Maine, with her three children and her husband, Tom.