Mark McKinnon is Global Vice Chair of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, cofounder of No Labels, and on the board of advisors to Americans Elect. For three decades, McKinnon has been helping solve complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Governor Ann Richards, Congressman "Good Time" Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong and Bono.
McKinnon is an award-winning media producer and communications strategist who has served as principal media advisor for hundreds of corporate and political campaigns around the world. McKinnon has helped engineer five winning presidential primary and general elections. He has been awarded more than 30 Pollie and Telly awards, honoring the nation's best political and public affairs advertising.
President Bush appointed McKinnon to serve as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He currently serves on the boards of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and lectures at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
McKinnon attended UT Austin and served as editor of the award-winning university newspaper, The Daily Texan. He spent several years in Nashville working as a songwriter with Kris Kristofferson. And was wildly unsuccessful. McKinnon is also a two-time Ironman finisher. His quality of life is exceptionally enhanced by the enduring love and patience of his wife, Annie (whom he met before he could drive), and his daughters, Brita, 26 and Kendall, 24.
McKinnon is a regular columnist for The Daily Beast and the London Sunday Telegraph.