About Art Hackney
Experience is the key
Arthur Hackney was born in the Territory of Alaska and is a lifetime member of the Pioneers of Alaska. He has been one of the top corporate and political media consultants in Alaska for over 40 years, handling media strategy and messaging for over 75 businesses, organizations and top corporations in telecommunications, banking, oil & gas, mining, hospitality, healthcare and tourism. Since 1970 he has worked on over 150 political and public affairs campaigns, including the entire Alaska Congressional Delegation for two decades. He worked on campaigns for the late Ted Stevens for 35 years and is now beginning his 21st campaign for Congressman Don Young. He has also written and produced media for public affairs and political campaigns in over twenty states for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and President.
From May 1978 – December 1984, Art was President of Holden Hackney Productions – a state-wide video and film production company. From December 1984 – June 1990 Art was President of Holden Hackney & Breeze – a full-service communications firm with offices in Anchorage and Seoul, South Korea. From June 1990 – June 2001 Art was President of Hackney Hackney & Smith of Anchorage. From June 2001 – June 2004 Art was President of Edmonds Hackney & Associates in Washington, DC – arriving just ahead of 9/11, working for clients including the NRA, NFIB, Newspaper Association of America and the Alaska Governor 2002 election. From June 2004 to the present, Art has been CEO of Art Hackney Communications – a corporate and political communications firm in Anchorage. Art has won more state and national awards than any other individual media producer in America for start-to-finish strategy, concept, copywriting and production.
Art is Past President and current Chairman Emeritus of the American Association of Political Consultants and has served on the Board of the International Association of Political Consultants, Americans for Job Security and was a member of the Leadership Trust of the National Federation of Independent Business. Art served as Co-Chair of the George W Bush Campaign in Alaska and sat on the national finance committee for the campaign. In 2003, President Bush named Art to the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts for Kennedy Center. Art has been active in raising money for charitable and arts organizations in Alaska for decades. In the past Art has served as President of the American Advertising Federation, Alaska, and as a Board Member of the Anchorage Symphony, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the Aleut Enterprise Corporation as well as a special advisor to the Governor of Alaska.
Art’s favorite pastimes are adventure travel, U.S. and world history and politics, fine dining and wines, motorcycles and – the Washington Nationals. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America and across the continental US and Hawaii.
You have to have a lot of life experience to be effective as a political consultant.