New York, NY

Noelle Howey brings decades of experience in cultural impact and communications, campaign leadership, content creation, and influencer strategy to her work as a principal at Raben. 

She excels in collaborating on projects at the intersection of culture and social justice, and in developing innovative activations that drive meaningful engagement for clients such as the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, Paramount Global, United We Dream, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and The NO MORE Project.

Before joining Raben, 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, 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 at Everytown, including:

- The 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;

- The Moms Demand Action Book Club, a program bringing together the national grassroots with authors tackling social justice topics, and the Everytown Authors Council;

- More than a dozen influencer-driven videos and documentary collaborations (including two Shorty Award winners); and

- Vigil, a collaboration with renowned artist Jenny Holzer that was displayed at Rockefeller Center and The Gun Violence Memorial Project, which resided for two years at Washington DC’s National Building Museum

Additionally, Noelle collaborated on Everytown’s partnership with the 2022 Emmy Award winning documentary When Claude Was Shot, and If Anything Happens I Love You, the 2021 Oscar winner for Best Animated Short. She also managed numerous high-level media partnerships with national outlets such as PEOPLE, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Essence.

Noelle originally developed her storytelling chops as a writer and editor. The former editor in chief of Time Out New York Kids, she served in an editorial leadership role at Real Simple and wrote for publications including The New York Times, Glamour, Dame, Salon, and Oprah. Her work has garnered multiple National Magazine Award nominations, won honors from Folio and the Newswomen’s Club of New York,  and was recently anthologized in the 2023 book 50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution.  She is the author of the memoir Dress Codes, an American Library Association Stonewall Honors Book, Lambda Literary Award winner and Good Morning America book club pick. A graduate of Oberlin College, Noelle happily resides in New Jersey with her family and mischievous puppy, Winston Bean.