Michael Akin

President, LINK Strategic Partners

Michael Akin

President, LINK Strategic Partners

Biography

Michael Akin is a community builder and changemaker who has consistently and successfully tackled challenges by committing to the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. He has done so while building authentic relationships and connections locally and around the world that help people, organizations, and institutions thrive. Michael and the LINK team have created an entire industry based around authentic “hyperlocal” engagement, and proven the market viability of a firm that does only community-serving work, generating meaningful social impact in a way that is profitable and sustainable.

Michael serves as the President of LINK Strategic Partners, a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, DC. Over the past 12 years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a global firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 94 years of age and leads our offices around the country and the world.

Michael also serves on the boards of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, The International Town Gown Association, Destination DC, Cultural Tourism DC, and Think Local First DC. Michael is a featured presenter on the intersection between effective strategic communications and community engagement at major national and international conferences like those hosted by the International Town and Gown Association, the United Kingdom Town and Gown Association, the National School Public Relations Association, the Aspen Institute, and the National Urban League conference.  

All session by Michael Akin

General Session VI: Partnership

12:15 - 13:30
Radisson Grenada