Getting back to a sense of “normal” will be a priority for Michael Akin as a new board member for ITGA. But “normal,” acknowledges Akin, founder and president of a social impact communications and community engagement consulting firm, "left a lot of people out, which means we need to help define and secure a new, better and more equitable normal."

A community builder and changemaker, Akin is “committed to the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive,” and his extensive volunteer experience for the Greater Washington Urban League, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership and Think Local First DC bear that out. A regular presenter at ITGA and UKTGA, Akin brings expertise in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, digital strategy, and partnership development to the board.