MELISSA CRESSEY

USA/Sweden | Treasurer

Melissa Cressey was formerly the Vice President of Global Strategies at DSPolitical, where she led business development efforts both domestically and for DSPolitical Worldwide.

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MATT KLINK

USA | Secretary General

Matt has more than 27 years of experience working on complex, controversial, and high-profile issues for public and private sector clients, as well as candidates for elected office and ballot measure campaigns.

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MAURICIO
DE VENGOECHEA

USA | President

Mauricio De Vengoechea runs his own firm, De Vengoechea & Associates, in which 15 consultants specializing in research, strategy, innovation, crisis management and political communication, participate. 

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MEHMET URAL

Turkey | Past President

Mr. Ural is senior adviser to the Metropolitan Mayor of Izmir. He has acted as a consultant and a campaign manager during general and local election for social democrat parties and candidates since 1987.

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WAYNE JOHNSON

USA | Vice President Fundraising

Wayne C. Johnson serves as Strategic Counsel of The Rosales Johnson Agency, headquartered in Sacramento, California. With more than 29 years experience in campaign and public affairs...

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NECATI ÖZKAN

Turkey | Vice President Communications

Necati Özkan is the founder and president of ÖYKÜ / Dialogue International; an Istanbul based indepen- dent creative agency. He has been working for national and international brands for over three decades.

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

KURTIS ADIGBA  | Nigeria

BOB PENNER  | Canada

KEHINDE BAMIGBETAN  | Nigeria

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MARILU BRAJER

Argentina | Vice President Membership

Marilu Brajer is President of the Latin American Association of Political Consultants,  Member of the Consulting Council of the Argentinian Association of Political Consultants...

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CRYSTAL MARTIN

USA | Vice President Conferences & Events

Crystal Martin opened her Marketing Agency/Political Consulting firm in Northern California in 2005, followed by a Direct Mail firm in 2010, and now a Phone/Communications firm.

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JUSTINO PEREIRA

Brazil | Board Member Conferences & Events

Justino Pereira works in the Latin market as an Associate Senior Consultant for De Vengoechea & Associates, a company based in the United States and a reference in political consulting in Latin America.. 

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SAL RUSSO

USA | Fundraising

Sal Russo is the founder of Russo Marsh + Associates, Inc. (RMA) and has spent over 50 years in the field of political consulting, advertising and public affairs, being in the forefront of some of the most prominent campaigns at every level.   

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MINA JORDEBY

Sweden | Vice President Awards

Mina Jordeby's core competencies are entrepreneurship and project management. For a period of twenty years Mina has worked on complex missions as project- and operational-manager.

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MARCEL WIEDER

Canada | Board Member Membership

Marcel Wieder combines a background in advertising with a passion for politics and public affairs to help his client’s craft and deliver powerful messages. As head of Aurora Strategy Group...

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KURTIS ADIGBA

Nigeria | Board Member Communications

Kurtis Udenyi Adigba is an Attorney at law and a political consultant. His greatest passion is to see Nigeria make real progress and to take her rightful place in the world. 

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FEYI AKINDOYENI

Australia | Board Member Awards

With over 20 years of experience in strategic communications, Feyi is one of Australia’s most sought after public affairs consultants. Her political campaigning over many years culminated in Feyi playing a key strategic role in Australia’s historic marriage equality campaign.

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PAST PRESIDENTS

MICHEL BONGRAND | France

JOE NAPOLITAN | USA

MAX BEAUCHEZ | Belgium

F. CLIFTON WHITE | USA

JOSE LUIS SANCHIS-ARMELLES | Spain

MICHAEL ROWAN | USA

HARRY WALTER | Germany

JOE CERRELL | USA

KLAUS GOLOMBEK | Germany

JOHN M. SEIGLE | USA

PAUL BUIAR | USA

BEN GODDARD | USA

MARIO BALLERINI | Italy

JONATHAN GAUL | Australia

BO KROGVIG | Sweden

RICK RIDDER | USA

SEPP HARTINGER | Austria

KEN FELTMAN | USA

VOLKER RIEGGER | Germany

TOM EDMONDS | USA

FELIPE NOGUERA | Argentina

ILKKA AHTOKIVI | Finland

NANCY TODD | USA

MEHMET URAL | Turkey

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