Michael “Mickey” Meyer ’03 received the Alumni Trailblazer Award in a ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on May 14, 2016. Nick Hill ’17 presented the award.
Created in 2015 for the school’s 175th Anniversary, the Alumni Trailblazer Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the school under the age of 40 who has demonstrated significant professional achievement and contributions to his or her profession and/or community and continued promise of success in the future.
Meyer is the cofounder of JASH, a comedy community with roots in both the digital and television world and featuring such clients as Adam Carolla, Norm Macdonald, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts and Michael Cera. Meyer is also a founder of Can’t Do Nothing, an effort to create action through content around various non-profits. He has met with President Obama and various other White House officials such as Joe Biden and Valerie Jarrett as part of the White House’s Entertainment advisory group. He has been named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list as well as the Hollywood Reporter‘s Next Generation Executives under 35 list. He has also won Sundance, multiple Cannes Lion’s in the advertising space, and a Streamy for his work with the White House. Prior to JASH, Mickey was the head of the Comedy Network and then executive producer at Maker Studios, Inc. where he created content for YouTube channels like Epic Rap Battles, Bad Lip Reading, Good Neighbor and Kassem G.
While at Williston, Meyer played ice hockey, baseball, and soccer, and served as a peer educator, proctor, and gold key member. Following graduation, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder for one year before transferring to the University of Southern California.
Meyer lives in El Segundo, CA, with his wife Terra and two boys, Knox and Logan.