Mike Lescarbeau

Mike Lescarbeau

Executive Chairman at Carmichael Lynch
Minneapolis, United States

About me

Michael G. (Mike) Lescarbeau joined Carmichael Lynch as President and Chief Creative Officer in May of 2007. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in January, 2009.



As a creative director at Fallon Worldwide, Hill Holliday, and London’s Leagas Delaney, Lescarbeau garnered dozens of the advertising industry’s top honors, including Cannes Gold Lions and the Grand Effie. His work and his thoughts on the creative process are featured in The Copy Book, How 32 of the World’s Best Advertising Writers Write Their Advertising.


Lescarbeau held the title of group creative director at Ogilvy & Mather in New York, where he was responsible for both domestic and international advertising on behalf DHL, part of the 46-billion-euro Deutche Post DHL. 


He was an early advocate of campaigns that employ new media, and launched One And All in 2001 as a creative resource for clients seeking breakthrough, experiential work. The agency’s uniquely integrated campaigns featured everything from public sculptures to recorded pub tours of Europe, and helped One And All win the 4A’s O’Toole Award its first year of eligibility.


Lescarbeau has served on the board of directors of the One Club for Art & Copy in New York and has been a frequent judge of advertising award competitions in the U.S. and overseas. He has spoken on the subject of advertising creativity in Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Oslo.


Based at Carmichael Lynch’s Minneapolis headquarters, he oversees all agency operations, business units and offices, reporting directly to the Interpublic Group in New York.


Sector Experience

Positions

Executive Chairman
Michael G. (Mike) Lescarbeau has served as Carmichael Lynch's executive chairman since 2017, a role he assumed after leading the agency as chief executive officer since 2009. Prior to that, he served as president and chief creative officer after a role at from Ogilvy & Mather, New York. During Lescarbeau's tenure, the agency has cemented its reputation as a national branding powerhouse, with highly visible work for Subaru, GNC and Jack Link's, among others.
Lescarbeau's leadership has also brought Carmichael Lynch to the forefront of the advertising industry's diversity and inclusion movement, resulting in widespread recognition. He is the American Advertising Federation's 2014 Corporate Leader Award winner for Diversity and Inclusion and serves on the board of directors for The BrandLab, a Minneapolis-based consortium of over 40 companies working to bring more people of color into advertising and marketing. He is a former member of the board of directors at the Lagrant Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that provides college and post-graduate scholarships to students of color.
Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch, Lescarbeau was creative director at Fallon Worldwide, Boston's Hill Holliday and Leagas Delaney, in London. During his creative career he won dozens of advertising's top honors, including Cannes Gold Lions and the Grand Effie. He was an early advocate of campaigns that employ new media, and in 2001 launched One And All, whose breakthrough, experiential work helped the start-up win the 4A’s O’Toole Award its first year of eligibility.
Based in Minneapolis, Lescarbeau has served on the board of directors of the One Club for Art & Copy in New York and has been a frequent judge of advertising creative competitions in the U.S. and overseas. He has spoken on the subject of advertising creativity in Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Oslo. 

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