Michael Galen Hicks, a creative genius who lived life large, and knew no limits, encountered his own limits when he succumbed to complications from a heart procedure on July 17, 2016. Mike was born in Illinois, but he and his family got to Texas as quickly as they could. He had two lovingly quirky parents, younger brother and fellow musician Guy, and older brother John. Torn between choosing a career as a musician, designer, or writer while studying at Texas Tech University, Mike characteristically chose all three.
Ad Age Editor Ken Wheaton kicked off the Austin Ad Fed Speakers Series on September 21 at the Waller Ballroom in downtown Austin. Mr. Wheaton presented “Why Creativity Still Counts in a Data-Enhanced, Programmatic World” to a standing-room only crowd and led an insightful question and answer session afterward. The quarterly event features innovators and thought leaders from our respective industries, sharing ideas and bringing insight on how your company can blossom through forward thinking.
Be sure to check out our next Austin Ad Fed Speaker Series event, Tuesday, December 1. Susan Credle, incoming CCO of FCB, will present “What got you here won’t get you there: What it takes to transition from being the maker to the leader.”
Get more information and tickets here.