WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hynes Communications, the nation’s leading public affairs and advocacy firm is pleased to announce, agency Vice President, Amelia Chassé has been named a recipient of Campaigns & Elections Magazine’s prestigious Rising Star award. Chassé is one of just twenty-five young operatives in the 2013 class of Rising Stars.

“David Axelrod, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Ben Ginsberg, Hal Malchow and Mark Mellman are among the inaugural class of Rising Stars crowned in 1988,” noted the announcement from Campaigns & Elections, “And C&E Rising Stars have served in senior positions on the campaigns of every major party presidential nominee since 1992.”

Chassé, who joined Hynes Communications in 2010, plans and implements online communications strategy for political and public affairs clients and manages the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

“Amelia is a real testament to the fact that hard work pays off,” said the firm’s President, Patrick Hynes, “Her drive, knowledge, and talent have made her an invaluable part of our team. I can’t think of someone more deserving of this award, and the entire Hynes team congratulates her.”

Chasse’s Rising Star profile can be viewed online here and in the May/June issue of Campaigns & Elections.