Chris Gober Wins “40 under 40” Award from AAPC

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2016

AAPC recognizes Chris Gober as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old.

(Austin, Tex.) The Gober Group is proud to announce that Chris Gober 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 currently working in the United States.

“We are honored to be in the company of such impressive talent,” said AAPC President Mark Mellman. “The AAPC is proud to recognize leaders and innovators such as Chris Gober who have already played key roles in advancing their clients’ interests and promoting democracy.  We look forward to their continued contributions.”

The AAPC will recognize the winners of the 40 Under 40 Awards at the 2016 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on April 12th in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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 Tom Shepard also noted: “Competition for this year’s awardees nearly doubled compared to last year. Our bipartisan team of judges carefully reviewed the resumes of over 190 pollsters, campaign consultants, researchers, campaign managers, and digital strategists from across the political spectrum.”

Only 17 Republicans, 17 Democrats, and 6 nonpartisan operatives in the United States were named to this exclusive “40 Under 40” winners list. Award winners were graded on a 40-point scale and selected for extraordinary achievements 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.

Click here to view the full list of the 2016 “40 Under 40” winners.

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 1,350 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