WASHINGTON, D.C. — Charlie Black, Chairman of Prime Policy Group (formerly BKSH & Associates) has been inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Hall of Fame.
This year the AAPC Board of Directors chose Charlie Black and Stan Greenberg as its 2010 inductees into their Hall of Fame. Messrs. Black and Greenberg were formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at AAPC’s annual Pollie Award and Conference on March 26th in Phoenix, Arizona. Induction into the AAPC Hall of Fame is the highest honor that the working members of the profession can bestow upon a colleague. Every year the AAPC selects two people whose careers and activities serve as an inspiration professionals in the field.
In describing the inductees, AAPC stated, “Charlie Black is best known as one of America’s foremost Republican political strategists. He is Chairman of Prime Policy Group and most recently served as the senior political advisor to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Black has also served as senior advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and was a principal public spokesman for President Bush in the 1992 presidential campaign.”
Upon receiving the award, Mr. Black commented, “I am pleased to have been selected by my peers in the political consulting and public affairs profession for this great honor. I have had many mentors and opportunities that made it possible. I thanks my partners at Prime Policy Group for their support all of these years.”
The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) is the world’s largest organization of political and public affairs professionals. Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a bipartisan trade association with over 1,200 members from all fifty states and other countries. The AAPC membership reflects a wide range of ideologies, partisan affiliations and professional specialties, including students and academics. The AAPC represents the interest of political campaign and public affairs professionals, provides opportunities for education and training and sets a high standard of professionalism for the political consulting and public affairs industries.