Michael J. Ryan Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer Michael J. Ryan is Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer at Campbell-Ewald with responsibility for leading all of the agency’s partnerships with automotive industry clients, including its nearly 9-decade relationships with General Motors and Chevrolet. He is a member of the Campbell-Ewald Board of Directors and the agency’s Finance and Executive Committees. As head of all Campbell-Ewald operations, Mike leads the agency’s global initiatives; media services; and the agency’s commitment to become the multicultural agency of choice. As one of the nation’s leading automotive marketers, Mike’s expertise is also directed toward the agency’s retail division. Under his leadership, Campbell-Ewald formed a retail division in 2001, and today Velocity Marketing has grown to become one of the nation’s largest automotive retail agencies. Mike joined Campbell-Ewald in 1977 as an Account Management Intern on Chevrolet and upon college graduation, served as a Regional Account Executive in Atlanta. Returning to Detroit in 1981, he worked on Kelly Services, First Federal Savings, WJR and National Car Rental accounts. Previously as Executive Vice President, Chevrolet Account Director, Mike was responsible for Car, Truck, Geo and Retail Automotive Division accounts. He was named President, Automotive Operations in 1998 and Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer in 1999. Mike is a member of The Adcraft Club of Detroit. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. Mike and his wife, Betty, reside in Bloomfield Township, Mich.