Noelle Howey is an innovative strategist and leader who brings nearly two decades of experience in cultural impact and communications, content creation, and media relations to her work as a principal in Impact Entertainment. She excels in collaborating on projects at the intersection of art and social justice, and developing activations that drive meaningful engagement.
Before joining The Raben Group, Noelle headed up the Cultural and Entertainment Advocacy team at Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization. She led the Wear Orange campaign connected to National Gun Violence Awareness Day which grew sevenfold under her leadership. President Biden, Vice President Harris, President Obama, Julianne Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Vogue, Viacom, the Empire State Building, and the National Cathedral, and hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in this annual campaign. She oversaw the organization’s Creative Council with founder and chair Julianne Moore, which more than tripled its membership in five years. Noelle also initiated and managed numerous high-level projects and programs, including:
- Everytown’s Script Integration program, which provided counsel to scripted and unscripted programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, MTV, Fox, Netflix, and HBO, among others, and culminated in gun safety storylines on shows such as Station 19 (ABC) and New Amsterdam (NBC);
- A landmark study with the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center on depictions of gun safety in scripted drama;
- The Moms Demand Action Book Club, a program bringing together the national grassroots with authors tackling social justice topics, and the Everytown Authors Council;
- Blossom, an original animated short created with Lion Forge Animation, in addition to more than a dozen influencer-driven videos and documentary collaborations (including two Shorty Award winners); and
- The Gun Violence Memorial Project, currently in residence at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
Additionally, she collaborated on Everytown’s partnership with If Anything Happens I Love You, the 2021 Oscar winner for Best Animated Short, and managed numerous high-level media relationships, including those with PEOPLE, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Essence.
Prior to Everytown, Noelle served in editorial leadership roles at Real Simple and Time Out New York Kids magazines, and wrote for publications including The New York Times, Glamour, Dame, Salon, and Oprah. Her work garnered multiple National Magazine Award nominations and won honors from Folio and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She is the author of the memoir, Dress Codes, an American Library Association Stonewall Honors Book and Good Morning America book club pick. She also edited the book, The Real Simple Guide to Real Life, and coedited the anthology Out of the Ordinary, about growing up with LGBTQ parents. A graduate of Oberlin College, she lives in New Jersey with her family and puppy, Winston Bean.