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Globe taps former Hill Holliday CEO Mike Sheehan as advertising consultant

Mike Sheehan who is stepping down as CEO of Hill Holliday. JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE (Metro, Gavin)
Pictured is Mike Sheehan. Credit: Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

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The Boston Globe has hired former Hill Holliday chief executive Mike Sheehan as a consultant to help improve advertising sales, starting next week.

Sheehan, 53, led the Boston advertising agency for the past decade, handling such clients as Bank of America Corp. and Dunkin’ Brands Group. He moved into a part-time chairman’s role at the firm last May and has been advising several companies involved in digital advertising. He also serves as treasurer of One Fund Boston, the charitable foundation for victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

“The Boston Globe is very fortunate that Mike has offered his significant knowledge and skills in order to focus on Globe advertising,’’ said John Henry, the Globe’s new owner.

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