WASHINGTON — Public affairs firm Mercury has promoted social justice specialist Rachel Noerdlinger to partner.

Noerdlinger, Mercury’s first Black female partner, has been managing director in the agency’s New York office since 2015. Her specialities include third-party coalition building, DE&I, and strengthening relationships between corporations, politicians and high-profile stakeholders and communities of color.
“Rachel Noerdlinger is an unflappable force on the front lines of social justice. Her versatility and acumen for a host of issues give her distinguished credibility amid a frenetic news cycle in the hard-charging world of politics,” said Mercury CEO Kieran Mahoney. “Our firm watched with pride as, on a pro bono basis, she managed all press for George Floyd’s funeral with poise and professionalism, showing millions why she is an invaluable asset to Mercury and our culture.”
Since the beginning of her tenure with Mercury, Noerdlinger has counseled a diverse array of high-profile clients and Fortune 500 companies on issues spanning corporate communications to criminal justice reform.
Before joining Mercury, Noerdlinger was the chief of staff for New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, and prior to that she was president of Noerdlinger Media, a consulting firm representing clients in politics, business, civil rights, law, and entertainment.