HUGHES--Mike, 65, president and creative chief of The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA passed away at home on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The Board of Directors of The One Club and all its members mourn the loss of a true gentleman who taught us the importance of finding joy in life and work. As a former board member of The One Club, Mike was a stalwart for recognizing creative excellence. He originated the idea for the One Club publication, Best of the Decade 1980-1990, which included his introduction. Mike was the ultimate storyteller and he truly valued work that was entertaining, honest and intelligent. But most of all, he valued his family, friends and the people he worked with. Mike was inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a giant in the industry and continued to be an inspiration for many of his peers. Our thoughts are with Ginny, Jason and his family, and all his colleagues, past and present at The Martin Agency.
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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 18, 2013