PR Firm Mercury Elects Rachel Noerdlinger As First Black Woman Partner

PR Firm Mercury Elects Rachel Noerdlinger As First Black Woman Partner

Mercury is one of the major bipartisan public strategy firms in the world. So, it’s no small matter that it recently promoted its Communication Strategist, Rachel Noerdlinger, to partner status.

This is a historic move for Mercury as Noerdlinger becomes the firm’s first female partner in its entire history.

She served as the company’s managing director in its New York City office.

Noerdlinger has experience in third-party coalition-building along with matters relating to inclusion, diversity, and improving communications for high-profile stakeholders who worked in communities of color, politicians, and corporations.

Noeerdlinger has been part of the firm since 2015.

A Voice for Justice

Kieran Mahoney, the CEO of Mercury, believes that she is a crucial force on the front lines of the nation’s social justice.

She has acumen and versatility for plenty of issues, all of which give her distinct credibility in today’s hard-charging world of politics.

Mahoney adds that the firm looked on with pride as Noerdlinger handled all the press for the late George Floyd’s funeral with professionalism and poise.

She did this on a pro bono basis, which makes it all the more impressive. That is part of the reason why Noerdlinger has become a vital asset for the firm and its culture going forward.

A Partner Worth Having

A fellow partner at Mercury, Charlie King, reveals that he is privileged to have known Noerdlinger for over two decades.

In that time, they worked together with Reverend Al Sharpton at the National Action Network.

Her experience and expertise are unmatched when it comes to bringing forward the progressive agenda.

He adds that she is not just effective at her job, but also relentless, bold and fearless. He believes that any reporter, editor, or civil rights leader will corroborate his words about Noerdlinger.

With her creativity and leadership, Noerdlinger can grow bipartisan coalitions to help make a meaningful difference in society.

This will in effect help Mercury to give its clients even greater value and grow its influence both in New York City and around the world.

Even the legendary Reverend Al Sharpton had kind words for Noerdlinger’s promotion. He congratulated her on Twitter and referred to her as a communications and branding wizard; words which no one can dispute.

Before she landed a job at Mercury, Noerdlinger worked as the chief of staff for the then-First Lady for New York City, Chirlane McCray.

Prior to that, she ran Noerdlinger Media, which was a consulting firm that represented a plethora of high-profile clients who worked in entertainment, civil rights, business, law, and politics.


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