Our Mission

By understanding and respecting the communities in which we operate, the LINK Strategic Partners team creates and applies the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for hyperlocal success.

Our Core Team

Michael Akin

PRESIDENT

Corey Barenbrugge

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Strategist

Molly Barker

Editorial Manager & Digital Strategist

Ernest Boykin, III

Pivot Fellow

Harry Bridgers

Associate

Charlie Brotman

SENIOR ADVISOR

Robert Burke

Associate

Kennedy Chester

Associate

Dexter L. Coburn II

URBAN ALLIANCE INTERN

Joseph (Jae) Early

Associate

Lakina Edwards

Pivot Fellow

Molly Flores

PROJECT MANAGER

Julian Flores

Project Manager

Madison Greene

Creative Associate

Michelle Hansen

BUSINESS MANAGER

Matt Helfrich

UK Branch Manager

Jevin D. Hodge

National Engagement Coordinator

Jamal Holtz

Project Manager & Assistant to the President

Carole Lambert

Writer & Editor

Josh Lasky

Managing Director & Chief Strategist

Gabriel (Gabo) Lemos

CREATIVE Director

Tray McGhaney

Multimedia Coordinator

Molly Mitzner

Director of Community Engagement

Naila Parker Sanchez

Creative Associate

Sheena Pegarido

Vice President, Communications & Events

Caroline Potolicchio

Operations & Executive Support Manager

Jean-Pierre Roberts

Career Ready Internship

Zamiya Sabour

Associate

Josh Schlotterbeck

Associate

Kelly Skinner

Research Assistant

Jack Steuble

Associate

Poet Taylor

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Ihamna Cubillos Valencia

Multimedia Director

Natalia Vargas Calancha

Creative Associate