Bill Hillsman

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Bill Hillsman
Born William Gerard Hillsman, Jr.
(1953-08-14) August 14, 1953 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Occupation Political Consultant and Advertising Executive
Website Bill Hillsman [1]
North Woods Advertising [2]

William Gerard "Bill" Hillsman, Jr. (born August 14, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American political consultant and advertising executive. He works and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of Carleton College, Hillsman worked for various ad agencies until founding his own, North Woods Advertising, in 1985.[1]

In 1993, Hillsman handled Sharon Sayles Belton's successful campaign to become mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

In the Spring 2002 semester, Hillsman was Resident Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.[3]

In 2004, Hillsman authored Run The Other Way: Fixing the Two-Party System, One Campaign at a Time, which was published by Simon & Schuster.

He has been profiled on Adweek,[1] The Christian Science Monitor[4] and Slate.[5]


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