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If you drink it, eat it, clean with it, fly on it, invest with it or watch it, it’s likely a brand Leeann has done marketing and advertising for. She grew up as an account planner at big and small agencies in NYC working on clients like Coca-Cola, JPMorgan Chase, NFL, Godiva, and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. Three years ago she moved to Portland to join The VIA Agency as President. During her tenure, she has helped the agency raise its profile and win a slew of new business for a broad roster of clients, including T.Rowe Price, Unilever, Kraft Heinz, TD Ameritrade and L.L.Bean. She has also contributed to the agency culture, and as creator of VIA’s “Go. Do.” series, she’s led VIA to be named in the top 10 Best Places to Work in advertising. Just ask Advertising Age.

In September of 2015, Leeann was named CEO of VIA and has helped founder John Coleman execute the transition of VIA into an employee-owned company.



About Like A Boss
The Portland Press Herald presents, Like A Boss, the live Q&A business event series. Our CEO and Publisher, Lisa DeSisto, will meet one-on-one with local CEOs and business leaders for a behind the scenes look at their career paths, the ups and downs of running their businesses and the trends shaping them. Join us to hear insightful, first-hand accounts of the realities of running a business.

RSVP required. Coffee provided by Coffee By Design and Donuts provided by Holy Donut.


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