Travis Akin

Travis Akin Communications Director for Diederich for Sheriff

Travis Akin

Phone: (618) 303-1108


Travis Akin is a 20-year veteran of Illinois politics. He got his start knocking on doors in Williamson County for Republican candidates when he was a teenager and upon his 18th birthday, he was appointed a Precinct Committeeman.

From 1999-2006, he worked for the Illinois House Republicans and later the Illinois Senate Republicans as an assistant press secretary. From there, he started his own media and consulting business, Catalyst Partners.

Catalyst Partners is based on a simple premise: People face real, difficult and time-consuming problems with communications, policy and marketing every day. Catalyst Partners is the solution for those problems. Whether it is crisis communication, grassroots outreach, political consulting, Catalyst Partners can assist with all of your communications needs. Go to to learn more.