If you drink it, eat it, clean with it, fly on it, invest with it or watch it, Leeann Leahy has probably worked on it.
Leahy is the Chief Executive Officer of VIA, an independent agency in Portland, Maine, with national clients like ARM & HAMMER, Perdue, Chick-fil-A, and Unilever. Since she joined as President in 2012 and became CEO in 2015, VIA was named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year in 2019 and Agency to Watch in 2020, posted double-digit growth 2016-2019, and made leaps and bounds in the noble pursuit of fun. (Look up the “Go. Do.” if you need proof!)
That’s just what happens when you have over 20 years of experience. Prior to VIA, Leahy served as President of the NYC-based agency Translation and spent nine years at Lowe Worldwide as Global Planning Director and Chief Strategy Officer. She has worked with a variety of blue-chip clients, including Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, AT&T, the NFL, JPMorgan Chase, Estée Lauder, and Procter & Gamble.
These days Leahy lives in an antique shipmaster’s house with her husband, their three lovely children and their pet “schnerrier.” That’s a schnauzer-terrier, and, yes, he’s very cute.