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Advertising executive

William Leon Hill, American advertising executive. Named Art Director of Year Society Visual Commission, Dallas, 1968, Top 100 Creative People in the United States, Ad Day United States of America, New York City, 1975, 79, 84, 87; recipient Golden Egg for Lifetime Achievement DSVC, Dallas, 1980.

Background

Hill, William Leon was born on April 9, 1932 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Leon McDonald and Hanna Clara (Schaffer) Hill.

Education

Associate Fine Arts, Amarillo (Texas) Junior College, 1952. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1956.

Career

Art director Mel Richmond, Inc., Philadelphia, 1956-1957, Degarmo Advertising, New York City, 1958-1959, The Bloom Agency, Dallas, 1960-1965, executive vice president, creative director, 1965-1978, president, 1979-1982. Chairman board Levenson and Hill, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Way You Say It Is As Important As What You Say, 1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Advisory board ANAA Creative Committee, New York City, 1970-1972, DCC Commission, Dallas, 1990-1994, Mayors Committee, Dallas, 1990-1991, Dallas (Texas) Ambassadors Forum, 1992-1993. Board directors Dallas (Texas) Society Visual Communications, 1975-1980, Dallas (Texas) Opera, 1990-1994, Dallas (Texas) Commission Council, 1991-1995, National Paralysis Foundation, Dallas, 1992-1995. With United States Naval Reserve, 1950-1958.

Member Lincoln City Club, Dallas Ad League, Court Appointed Special Advisers (director 1990-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, water and snow skiing.

Connections

Married Rae Ellen Warren, March 8, 1956. Children: Shaun, Tamara, Warren Schaffer, Christian.

father:
Leon McDonald Hill

mother:
Hanna Clara (Schaffer) Hill

spouse:
Rae Ellen Warren

child:
Shaun Hill

child:
Tamara Hill

child:
Warren Schaffer Hill

child:
Christian Hill