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The American Association of Political Consultants, founded in 1969, is a bipartisan organization of political professionals. Association membership consists of general consultants, media consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, public affairs executives, professors, fundraisers, lobbyists, congressional staffers and campaign service vendors.

AAPC Officers

Chairman - Art Hackney, Hackney & Hackney (R)- General
President - Mark Mellman, The Mellman Group (D) - Polling
Vice President - Tom Shepard, Tom Shepard & Associates (R) - General
Secretary/Treasurer - Rose Kapolczynski, Rose Kapolczynski Consulting (D) - General

Liz Chadderdon, The Chadderdon Group - Direct Mail
Lorena Chambers, Chambers Lopez Strategies - General
Carol Dahmen, Comcast Spotlight - Communications
Anita Dunn, SKDKnickerbocker - Communications
Ondine Fortune, Fortune Media, Inc. - Media Strategies, Planning and Buying
Brian Franklin, Impact Politics - General, Writing and New Media
Larry Huynh, Trilogy Interactive - Digital
Jim Margolis, GMMB - Media
Jennifer Mathews, AMM Political - Voter Contact/Phones
Jefrey Pollock, Global Strategy Group - Polling
Scott Simpson, Resonance Campaigns - Direct Mail & Digital
Jim Spencer, The Campaign Network - Direct Mail

Rebecca Donatelli, Campaign Solutions - Internet
Alex Gage, TargetPoint Consulting & Gage Group - Survey & Data Research
Dan Hazelwood, Targeted Creative Communications - Direct Mail Advertising
Thomas Hiltachk, Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP - Political - Election Law
Jim Innocenzi, Sandler-Innocenzi - Media
Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association - Public Affairs
Mike Madrid, GrassrootsLab - Grassroots Coalitions
Beth Miller, Miller Public Affairs Group - Public Affairs
Trey Richardson, Sagac Public Affairs - Fundraising
Kyle Roberts, Smart Media Group - Media Buying
Tim Rosales, The Wayne Johnson Agency - Public Affairs
Chris Turner, Stampede Consulting, LLC - Field

Academic Board Members
Mike Burton - Ohio University
Dr. Dennis Johnson - George Washington University

Finance Committee
Chair: Tom Shepard - Treasurer 

Richard Norman (R) - Board Member       
Jefrey Pollock (D) - Board Member

Chapter Presidents
Jaimey Sexton, The Sexton Group- Mid-West
Chad Gosselink, Control Point Group - Mid-Atlantic
Bart Robbett, Robbett Advocacy Media, LLC - Greater New York
John Rowley, Fletcher Rowley, Inc. - Southern
James Aldrete, Message Audience & Presentation - Southwest

AAPC Past Presidents
Dale Emmons
Whit Ayres
Tony Fazio
Wayne Johnson
Nancy Todd
Donna Lucas
Raymond Strother
Richard Woodword
Ralph D. Murphine
Thomas N. Edmonds
William R. Hamilton
Bradley O'Leary
Joseph R. Cerrell
Roy Pfautch
Phyllis B. Brothman
Matthew A. Reese
F. Clifton White, Co-Founder
Joseph Napolitan, Co-Founder

AAPC Contact Info
phone: (703) 245-8020

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