40 Under 40 Award

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2020

Contact: Ashley Snee Giovannettone

Marie Brichetto Fenn Wins AAPC “40 Under 40” Award

AAPC recognizes Brichetto Fenn as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old in the nation

SACRAMENTO, CA – Meridian Pacific is proud to announce that Marie Brichetto Fenn, Director of Public Affairs, 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 in the nation.

“Through hard work and tireless dedication, Marie has earned a reputation as a top political consultant in California and someone you want on your team,” said Tom Ross, Founding Partner, Meridian Pacific. “Marie has the rare ability to run complex, fast-paced media campaigns, communicate well and is a joy to work with. It’s nice to see the AAPC recognize something we’ve known for some time; Marie is among the best!”

“AAPC takes the honor of recognizing the industry’s best and brightest young professionals very seriously, and feels that this year’s award winners, including Marie, made a measurable impact on the political consulting industry,” said AAPC President Rose Kapolczynski. “We are excited to celebrate and honor the achievements of these winners, and look forward to joining them in Washington, D.C.”

The AAPC will recognize the winners of the 40 Under 40 Awards at the 2020 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The Conference brings the leading political professionals in the world together to network and hear from top technology innovators, pollsters, pundits and service providers. The 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony and Reception will be sponsored by Ampersand, and will be held at the Hamilton Live.

AAPC Vice President Becki Donatelli added: “This year’s nomination pool included many qualified and talented young political consultants, making the judging process all the more difficult. Our bipartisan team of judges were impressed by the commitment to excellence represented among this emerging generation of political professionals. We’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s 40 Under 40 class at the 2020 Pollies.”

Only 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats in the United States were named to AAPC’s exclusive “40 Under 40” winners list. Candidates were evaluated on their role as a strategic consultant in the industry, along with leadership and professional accomplishments in political consulting.

Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “40 Under 40” winners.