LINK Strategic Partners
Michael Akin is president of LINK Strategic Partners, a full-service strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. LINK provides high-touch and high-tech expertise and personalized assistance in public and media relations, marketing and communications, community relations, branding, online engagement, digital strategy, event management, and creative services for corporate, government, nonprofit, and association clients.
Akin is a seasoned communications and community relations expert who builds strong relationships and earns community, government, and business buy-in for proposed projects and initiatives.
Prior to founding LINK, Akin was vice president of the community and government relations practice at Reingold Inc., a national communications firm. Akin also served as The George Washington University’s assistant vice president of government, international, and community relations, overseeing and managing the university’s outreach to city, state, and federal officials and agencies; embassies; business, civic and cultural organizations; and community groups.
Akin serves on the Greater Washington Urban League board of directors as well as on the board of Destination DC, Cultural Tourism DC, and Think Local First, among others.
Akin has received several awards, including the 2006 GW Award, the university’s highest honor, for advancing the University’s mission in the Washington community with competence, integrity, and goodwill.