LINK Strategic Partners President Michael Akin Chosen for 2018 40 Under 40 List by Washington Business Journal

President of DC-Based Communications & Community Engagement Firm Chosen as One of the Region’s Brightest Young Business Leaders

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) — Michael Akin, President of LINK Strategic Partners (LINK), a strategic communications and community engagement firm based in Washington, D.C., was named to the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. The award honors the region’s brightest young business leaders who have demonstrated business success over the past 12 to 18 months.

This award recognizes Akin’s achievements as president of LINK, the firm he founded in 2012. Since then, it has more than quadrupled the size of its staff, and has expanded across the nation, with team members in Missouri, Arizona, Ohio, and Maine. The firm has worked around the country with hundreds of clients, from government agencies to nonprofits, on projects centered around serving the community. Read his 40 Under 40 profile here.

Prior to founding LINK, Akin was vice president of the community and government relations practice at Reingold Inc., a national communications firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va., where he played a leading role in national campaigns to combat homelessness and prevent suicide among veteran populations. Previously, Akin served as The George Washington University’s assistant vice president of government, international, and community relations.

To be eligible for consideration, nominees had to live and work in the region and be under the age of 40 as of June 26, 2018. Recipients of this competitive award are established business leaders with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in business and/or a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.

“I am honored to have been included on this prestigious list of changemakers in the Greater Washington region,” Akin said. “This award serves to confirm that the culture I began at LINK six years ago works — that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive, and that putting people, relationships, and communities first is good business.”

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About LINK Strategic Partners
LINK Strategic Partners is a full-service strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact firm located in the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters building in the heart of Washington, D.C. By understanding and respecting the communities in which we operate, we create and apply the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for local success. We believe doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive: We partner with national and local clients doing great work across the country to provide high-touch and high-tech approaches in communications, community and stakeholder engagement, media and public relations, branding, digital strategy, and graphic design. For more information, visit

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Greater Washington Urban League Building
2901 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Michael Akin, President
P: (202) 559-4446