The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s only bipartisan network of political professionals—today announced the winners of the 2016 40 Under 40 Awards program recognizing the best and brightest young professionals working in the United States.
?Topping the list is SpeakEasy Co-Founder & CEO Bergen Kenny.
Prior to starting SpeakEasy, Bergen spent twelve years managing campaigns, working on Capitol Hill and consulting for dozens of candidates, PACs, labor unions and coalitions. She worked as Press Secretary for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Communications Director for Congressman Paul Hodes of New Hampshire. During her time in the Senate she was part of the team that handled health reform, student loan reform and a federal investigation into for-profit colleges.
While working as a private consultant Bergen wrote, directed and produced dozens of television ads and direct mail pieces for Democratic candidates and organizations, and served as a media advisor to several state legislative caucuses. She has managed numerous legislative and congressional campaigns for Democrats across the country?,?? and has served as a senior strategist at Storefront Political Media. ?Bergen began her career in politics as a field organizer in rural Iowa.