Mike Sells

CEO

Mike SellsHometown: Little Rock

Brand Experience: (takes a big breath) Rudy’s Farm Sausage, Treasure Isle Seafood, Pel-Freez Rabbit Meat, Smith Whetstone, Union Life Insurance Company, First Commercial Bank, Fasweet, Sun Industries Tanning Beds, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Pine Bluff Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Alltel, Stephens Inc., Entergy Corporation, Acxiom Corporation, First Commercial Corporation, Bentonville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, First State Bank, TAC Air, McKay & Company Realtors, Centennial Bank, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Arvest Bank, Conway Regional Health System, Southwest Regional Medical Center, Mercy Health, JB Hunt, HealthSouth, Arkansas Tech University, Qualchoice, Rausch-Coleman Homes, Smash Burger, SheltAir, Carlton-Bates, ABC Financial, Armstrong Bank, TaMolly’s, RX Solutions, Jason International, Jacksonville Advertising & Promotion Commission, First Financial Bank, and River Market Tower.

Favorite food(s): Anything with Italian sausage

Favorite book(s): The Bible, The Ragamuffin Gospel, Your Work Matters to God, Wild at Heart, Clear & Present Danger

Favorite movie(s): Ordinary People, My Favorite Year, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Favorite TV show(s): Law & Order, NCIS, Kansas City Chiefs Football

Organizations/charities you’re involved in: YoungLife, Student Mobilization, PATH

 

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing your current job?

Spending more time with my wife hanging out and going to visit our grandkids

What are you a big fan of that people wouldn’t necessarily guess that you’re a big fan of?

Professional cycling

In a bank heist, what role would you play?

The FBI agent because I almost quit the marketing business in early 1990s to join the FBI.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Drinking all the coffee and Diet Cokes® in the world without it affecting my blood pressure

What celebrity would you absolutely HAVE to go up and say something to if you saw them out and about?

Mel Brooks or Jens Voigt

How closely are you connected to a famous person, and who is that person?

Jim Lehrer was my dad’s college roommate

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Grow up