Michael Lesner
Advisory Board Member


Mike Lesner is a “Mad Men” veteran of Leo Burnett Company, Young & Rubicam, J. Walter Thompson and McCann-Erickson, the world’s top global ad agencies. Drawn to the West Coast from his Chicago roots to head on-air promotion for CBS Network TV, Mike has worked on virutally every kind of marketing assignment, including fashion.

His award-winning work for Levi-Strauss received the Best in the West Sweepstakes Award from the American Association of Ad Agnecies.

In addition to his consumer work, Mike served for 5 years on the Board of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. While consumer marketing consumes much of Mike’s attention, he is also known and is widely respected as the Producer of American Health Journal, the longest continuously-airing health show on television. The show airs on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and will soon air exclusively across the national PBS system. He attended University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.