The 2014 Board

About Us

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Michael Bronstein

Karsten Konig

Kristen Hainen

Missy Gibbons

Chad Barth

Jim Walsh

Elizabeth Roy Tsui

Jordan Lieberman

Michael Turk

Kate O'Connor

Joshua Baca

Tim Lim

Chris Talbot 

Tim Kay

Shannon Chatlos

Lisa Scott


President Emeritus

Tracy Allman Dietz

whitney hurt

Dean Phillips

Jessica Keegan

Bud Jackson

Kimberly Scott

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) represents political consulting and public affairs professionals from Washington, DC, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Officers and Board Members are:

Chad w gosselink, President.  

Chad is a Partner at Control Point Group, an integrated political consultancy that delivers success by shaping perceptions with a spark - from electing Democrats to passing progressive legislation to propelling conversations forward.

Michael Bronstein, Vice President.  
Michael is the founder and president of Bronstein & Weaver, Inc., a Democratic political strategy and direct mail firm located in the greater Philadelphia area.

karsten konig, Secretary Treasurer.  
Karsten serves as the Manager of Operations for the Reagan-Udall Foundation. He brings the Mid-Atlantic board several years of experience that includes working in the United States Congress and public relations, communications, and advocacy.

Kristen Hainen, Program Coordinator.  
Kristen has worked as a communications strategist and has held a variety of senior level positions on political campaigns around the country. Hainen is the Communications Director at LMG, LLC, a public affairs firm that unites law, communications, strategic counseling, and crisis management into campaigns for Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, start-ups, and non-profits. 

Missy Gibbons, program coordinator
Missy serves as Director of HSP Digital, LLC., a full service Republican political digital consulting firm located in Ashburn, VA.

Jordan Lieberman
Jordan is Managing Director at CampaignGrid, LLC.  Previously, he served as Publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine. 

Joshua Baca
Joshua is a Campaign Director at DDC Advocacy, a leading full-service advocacy firm with clients including many of the Fortune 50 and the largest associations.

Tim Lim
Tim is the President of Precision, the largest online advertising platform where candidates and causes are able to deliver voter-targeted advertising directly to any demographic or voting segment in the country. Previously, he was at as the Director of Partnerships and also ran the Washington, DC office for Grossman Marketing Group led by former DNC Chair Steve Grossman. 

Chris Talbot
Chris is a nationally recognized expert on digital marketing in politics and public affairs. As the principal and founder of Talbot Digital he provides digital strategy for political organizations, corporations, non-profits, and the federal government. Recent clients include Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Rock the Vote, Boeing, and the State Department.

elizabeth roy tsui
A veteran of state affairs, issue advocacy, and political campaigns, Elizabeth Roy Tsui currently serves as Director of Client Relations to StateScape, a legislative and regulatory tracking firm in Old Town Alexandria, VA. With over a decade of experience working with clients and coalitions of various sizes – including Fortune 100 companies, large member associations, law/lobbying firms and non-profit organizations – Elizabeth’s previous employers include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, GOPAC, and Public Opinion Strategies. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Woman’s University and Masters of Arts Degree from George Mason University.

jim walsh
Co-Founder & CEO of DS Political

Michael turk
President of Opinion Mover Strategies

shannon chatlos
Managing Partner, Political Practice Lead at SalientMG

tim kay
NCC Media's Director of Political Strategy-Tim is an integral part of the effort to help the cable industry understand and adapt to the needs of the political community. Kay is an expert in cable usage, paid media and the new fragmented media landscape.

Lisa Friday Scott
Lisa is the Manager of Public Advocacy at National Association of Realtors.

kate o'connor

Past Presidents

tracy dietz, President Emeritus.

whitney hurt, President Emeritus.

Dean Phillips, President Emeritus. 
Dean founded Aristotle International and has been involved in political and grassroots software and services for over twenty years and is recognized as one of the nation’s driving forces in the development of cutting-edge political, PAC, and grassroots software.

Jessica Keegan, President Emeritus. 
Jessica is a seasoned media consultant specializing in public affairs, marketing and strategic counsel for political candidates, non-profit organizations and third-party issue advocates. 

Bud Jackson, President Emeritus.
Bud is the President of Jackson Group Media, LLC, a strategic communications firm located in Alexandria, VA.

Kimberly Scott, President Emeritus.