President, Arras Keathley
Mr. Hickey is the Founder and President of Arras Group, a full-service marketing/communications agency, which merged with Keathley Advertising in 2011 to form Arras Keathley. Arras has been recognized in the Weatherhead 100 eight times, in the NorthCoast 99 seven times, and as Agency of the Year by the Northeast Ohio Business Marketing Association. Mr. Hickey is a Northeast Ohio transplant who has set his roots here deeply. He is recognized as an exceptional team builder, a business catalyst and a strong strategist. Prior to founding Arras Group, Mr. Hickey spent several years at Marketing Directions, a small agency in Cleveland that he helped build. He also worked at Hesselbart & Mitten, an Akron advertising agency.
Mr. Hickey is a member of the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Leadership Board and was a longtime board member and seven-year Board Chairman of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. He also sits on a number of for-profit boards, including Bonne Bell and Refrigeration Sales Corp. In addition, Mr. Hickey has been selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Hickey has a BA in Marketing from Miami University.
Mr. Hickey sits on the Governance & Nominating, Community Engagement, and Strategy committees of the JumpStart board.