American Association of Political Consultants

Address
8400 Westpark Drive 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
Contact
Website: http://www.theaapc.org
Phone: +1 (703) 245-8020
Nonprofit
NTEE: S024 - Community improvement and capacity building
EIN: 52-1679637

Mission

To raise the standards of practice in political consultation, thereby enhancing the political process and improving public confidence in the American political system. To provide professional guidance, assistance, and education to members as they develop the skills, techniques, and business procedures required for successful political consultation. To establish and maintain a high standard of ethical conduct through membership education and the establishment and promotion of a workable Code of Professional Ethics for members. To help inform the news media, educational institutions, political organizations, and the general public about the value of political consultation and its contribution to the political process. To place particular emphasis in our work on reaching out to involve and educate young people in the art of political consultation and in the benefits it brings to the practice of democracy.
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1989
Subsection501(c)(6)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$40,000.00$40,000.00$40,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$40,000.00$40,000.00$40,000.00
Number of employees000
Number of people compensated >$100k000
Number of volunteers000
Number of highly compensated contractors111
Personnel
Aldrete, James
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person James Aldrete 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Burton, Mike
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Mike Burton 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Chadderdon, Liz
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personLiz ChadderdonLiz ChadderdonLiz Chadderdon
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Chambers, Lorena
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personLorena ChambersLorena ChambersLorena Chambers
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Dahmen, Carol
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personCarol DahmenCarol DahmenCarol Dahmen
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Donatelli, Rebecca
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personRebecca DonatelliRebecca DonatelliRebecca Donatelli
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Dunn, Anita
TitleDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personAnita DunnAnita Dunn 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Fortune, Ondine
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personOndine FortuneOndine FortuneOndine Fortune
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Franklin, Brian
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personBrian FranklinBrian FranklinBrian Franklin
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gage, Alex
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personAlex Gage  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Gage, Alexander
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Alexander P Gage 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Hackney, Arthur
TitleChairmanChairmanChairman
Name of key/compensated personArthur HackneyArthur HackneyArthur Hackney
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hallow, Mille
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMille Hallow  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Hazelwood, Dan
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personDan HazelwoodDan HazelwoodDan Hazelwood
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hiltachk, Thomas
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personThomas HiltachkThomas HiltachkThomas Hiltachk
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Huynh, Larry
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personLarry HuynhLarry HuynhLarry Huynh
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Innocenzi, Jim
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJim InnocenziJim InnocenziJim Innocenzi
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Joyce, Alana
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive Director
Name of key/compensated personAlana JoyceAlana JoyceAlana Joyce
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$40,000.00$40,000.00$40,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Kapolczynski, Rose
TitleTreasurerTreasurer/SecretaryTreasurer/Secretary
Name of key/compensated personRose KapolczynskiRose KapolczynskiRose Kapolczynski
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Lapierre, Wayne
Title  Director
Name of key/compensated person  Wayne LaPierre
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Madrid, Mike
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personMike MadridMike MadridMike Madrid
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Margolis, Jim
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJim MargolisJim MargolisJim Margolis
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Mathews, Jennifer
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJennifer MathewsJennifer MathewsJennifer Mathews
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Mellman, Mark
TitlePresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personMark MellmanMark MellmanMark Mellman
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Miller, Beth
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personBeth MillerBeth MillerBeth Miller
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pollock, Jefrey
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJefrey PollockJefrey PollockJefrey Pollock
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Richardson, Trey
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personTrey RichardsonTrey RichardsonTrey Richardson
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Robbett, Bart
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Bart Robbett 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Roberts, Kyle
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personKyle RobertsKyle RobertsKyle Roberts
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Rosales, Tim
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personTim RosalesTim RosalesTim Rosales
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Rowley, John
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person John Rowley 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Sexton, Jaimey
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Jaimey Sexton 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Shepard, Thomas
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice President
Name of key/compensated personThomas ShepardThomas ShepardThomas Shepard
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Simpson, Scott
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personScott SimpsonScott SimpsonScott Simpson
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Spencer, James
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJames SpencerJames SpencerJames Spencer
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Turner, Chris
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personChris TurnerChris TurnerChris Turner
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesProfessional organization for people working in the field of politics in the United States.Professional organization for people working in the field of politics in the United States.Professional organization for people working in the field of politics in the United States.
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Conferences: held annual conference, regional conferences, discussions, networking and education on political consultation to enhance public image and prestige of those individuals and companies in the industry and disseminate and exchange ideas and other information.
Program descriptionConferences: held annual conference, regional conferences, discussions, networking and education on political consultation to enhance public image and prestige of those individuals and companies in the industry and disseminate and exchange ideas and other information.Conferences: held annual conference, regional conferences, discussions, networking and education on political consultation to enhance public image and prestige of those individuals and companies in the industry and disseminate and exchange ideas and other information.Conferences: held annual conference, regional conferences, discussions, networking and education on political consultation to enhance public image and prestige of those individuals and companies in the industry and disseminate and exchange ideas and other information.
Pollie Awards: Online contest where consultants submit their political communication work in a competition for the best in one of 200 categories.
Program descriptionPollie Awards: Online contest where consultants submit their political communication work in a competition for the best in one of 200 categories.Pollie Awards: Online contest where consultants submit their political communication work in a competition for the best in one of 200 categories.Pollie Awards: Online contest where consultants submit their political communication work in a competition for the best in one of 200 categories.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$1,174,637.00$1,240,741.00$1,115,974.00
Revenue
Total revenue$1,264,424.00$1,292,234.00$1,349,056.00
Program service revenue (total)$1,248,005.00$1,276,871.00$1,304,708.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$14,000.00$12,500.00$38,000.00
Investment income$2,419.00$2,863.00$3,002.00
Total unrelated business revenue$25,466.00$15,000.00$19,785.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$3,346.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00-$17.00-$229.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$14,000.00$12,500.00$38,000.00
Gross receipts$1,264,424.00$1,292,234.00$1,349,056.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$14,000.00$12,500.00$38,000.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)  $3,346.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$2,419.00$2,863.00$3,002.00
Net rental income  $0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$578,784.00$447,382.00$438,556.00
Accounting service fees (total)$8,450.00$3,410.00$8,031.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,382,326.00$1,550,994.00$1,311,524.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,550,994.00$1,311,524.00$1,044,946.00
Total liabilities$88,100.00$346,555.00$158,578.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$346,555.00$158,578.00$125,082.00
Net assets$1,294,226.00$1,204,439.00$1,152,946.00
Net assets, beginning of year$1,204,439.00$1,152,946.00$919,864.00
Other liabilities$20,280.00$11,950.00$0.00
Other assets$542.00$196.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$1,063,497.00$1,143,967.00$835,893.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$1,143,967.00$835,893.00$515,443.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$89,787.00$51,493.00$233,082.00
Advertising (total)$10,626.00$10,831.00$9,377.00
Savings & temp cash investment$250,000.00$315,553.00$415,563.00
Accounts receivable, net$45,518.00$51,786.00$30,659.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$15,528.00$27,140.00$29,409.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$15,907.00$322,105.00$96,704.00
Deferred revenue$51,913.00$12,500.00$61,874.00
Total net assets or fund balances$1,294,226.00$1,204,439.00$1,152,946.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$5,111.00$2,981.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members282726
Number of independent voting members282726
Financial sheets audited True 
Audit on consolidated basis True 
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-302016-06-302015-06-30
Has local chaptersTrueTrueTrue
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Org has controlled entityTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-08-312017-08-242016-08-05
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.0
Filing identifier201841279349300864201701089349300035201631319349300733
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