You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ICM Partners Hires Political Strategist Hannah Linkenhoker

Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns.

Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not function as an agent per se.

ICM managing partner Chris Silbermann said the hire came as a result of a rising tide of questions from clients on activism and advocacy issues. The volume of incoming calls from groups seeking the support of notable figures in entertainment has become overwhelming for many.

“The world is really spinning right now — everybody’s looking for ways to make a difference and to be engaged,” Silbermann told Variety. “We want to make sure we’re smart about how we do things, and we want to take our engagement to another level.”

Linkenhoker will help tailor plans for clients to make optimum use of their celebrity and connections to benefit favored causes and issues “in order to have maximum impact,” Silbermann said.

Silbermann previously worked with Linkenhoker and NMA as consultants on his personal political activities.

“I’m excited to work with ICM Partners at such a critical moment in our country’s history,” said Linkenhoker.  “Artists and storytellers have powerful voices that can be used to inspire and reshape our conversations.”

Linkenhoker’s background includes working on policy campaigns focused on education reform, travel and tourism, civil rights, campaign finance reform, clean energy, global water and homelessness. Last year she co-founded the Los Angeles Women’s Collective political action committee focused on bringing more women into elected office.

More Biz

  • Al Franken Kathy Griffin

    Al Franken Cut From PBS' David Letterman Special

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

  • Russell Simmons, Bret RatnerVANITY FAIR OSCAR

    Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons Accused of Working Together to Carry Out Sexual Misconduct

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    'Get Out' Awards Category Dilemma: Film Defies Easy Labels, Cast Says

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

  • David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman Mandeville

    Media Access Awards Honor Hollywood for Depicting People With Disabilities

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

  • This, photo shows the 21st Century

    Sony Pictures Joins 21st Century Fox Hunt as Deal Talk Spreads Across Biz

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

  • India’s PVR Buys Stake in iPic

    India’s PVR Buys Stake in iPic U.S. Luxury Theater Chain

    Here’s a sign of the times: ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to help advise clients on public policy and advocacy concerns. Linkenhoker, formerly managing director of Los Angeles-based NMA Consulting Partners, will serve as a resource to clients and ICM staffers on a host of civic and political questions. She will not […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content