Art Hackney, one of the most successful political and business communications strategists in the nation, has joined Axiom Strategies, a national firm that specializes in political campaigns.
Hackney has a 46-year history as the owner of Hackney and Hackney, now called Art Hackney Communications, where he has been involved in political and public affairs campaign management, strategy, messaging and adverting. He has designed, written, and produced more award-winning political media than any other individual in Republican-oriented producer in America. Hackney has worked on nearly 200 campaigns in 20 states, including handling work for Alaska’s congressional delegation for 22 years.
In 1999 he was co-chair for the George W. Bush presidential campaign and served on the national Finance Committee for the campaign. Bush appointed Hackney to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center.
The son of former Alaska State Senator Glenn Hackney of Fairbanks, Art Hackney served as the president of the American Association of Political Consultants from 2013 to 2015, and is now chairman emeritus. He created and managed nine 501c6 organizations and super PACS, including one in support of U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in 2014.
Hackney will split his time between Washington, D.C. and Anchorage. He will be working with Northwest Director Justin Matheson on Alaska elections.
“As a lifelong Alaskan, who has had a significant involvement in public affairs for almost 50 years, I am not leaving Alaska or Alaska public policy,” Hackney said. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to use the talents that I have on a national stage. Axiom Strategies has office in 11 states and 322 employees and is a major player at all levels of politics and public policy in America. The leadership of this company are among the very best and brightest and I look forward to working with this exciting team to play a role in issues of national consequence.”
Axiom Strategies was the general consultant to the Dave Bronson for Mayor for Anchorage campaign and has been involved with campaigns in Alaska since 2016, including working in Alaska during the Ted Cruz campaign for president that year. Founded by Jeff Roe, Axiom has helped elect 74 congressmen, 8 senators and 6 governors nationwide. In addition to political and ballot initiative campaigns, the team regularly consults and provides crisis management to eight Fortune 500 companies and over 20 public corporations on federal, state, and local issues.
The company has helped get 250 Republicans elected nationally, including 50 percent of the Senate Freshman class.
A feature story on Art Hackney was the first story published when Must Read Alaska launched its website in 2016.