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Rena Shapiro Wins “40 Under 40” Award

AAPC recognizes Rena Shapiro as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old




a4 is proud to announce that Rena Shapiro has been honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old.


“AAPC annually has the honor of recognizing the industry’s best and brightest young professionals. These 40 standout achievers, including Rena Shapiro, have already made an impact on our industry and our country,” said AAPC President Tom Shepard. “We are excited to welcome these winners to Napa Valley to honor their achievements and celebrate them as this year’s 40 Under 40 class.”


The AAPC will recognize the winners of the 40 Under 40 Awards at the 2019 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on April 2, 2019 in Napa Valley, California. The Conference brings the leading political professionals in the world together to network and hear from top technology innovators, pollsters, pundits and service providers.

AAPC Vice President Rose Kapolczynski added: “We received a record-breaking 250 nominations this year, demonstrating the exciting growth in the political consulting and public affairs field. Our bipartisan team of judges reviewed the nominations representing every part of our industry and were impressed by the talent and commitment to excellence in the next generation of political professionals.  We’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s 40 Under 40 class at the April Pollies conference in Napa.”


Only 18 Republicans, 18 Democrats, and 4 nonpartisan professionals in the United States were named to AAPC’s exclusive “40 Under 40” winners list. Candidates were evaluated on leadership and professional accomplishments in politics and public affairs. Contributions to the health of the political business community through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy were also considered.


About AAPC
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,400 members hailing from all corners of the globe. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see