Meg Marchand, Vice President at GBAO, joined the firm in 2011. Meg has a wide-range of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research for Democratic campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, labor unions, and cultural institutions. Meg has been involved in all phases of polling and focus groups, including background research, questionnaire writing, data analysis, creating visualizations, moderating and has organized focus groups in over 20 states.
Meg specializes in education issues, working closely with the National Education Association and numerous state education associations to advance public education policies like increasing school funding, preventing gun violence in schools, and electing pro-public education candidates. In 2018, she worked with education associations in Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and California.
Meg has worked on successful candidate races, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and Pennsylvania Auditor Eugene DePasquale. In addition to working with Democratic campaigns, Meg conducted extensive research for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee the last four cycles to elect Democrats across the country. Meg also works closely with cultural institutions like The Museum of Modern Art and the Washington National Cathedral to develop in-depth visitor research.
Prior to joining GBAO, Meg grew her experience through various research positions and internships, including polling research with Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, public relations with Missy Farren & Associates in New York City and with the non-profit National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, DC.
Meg graduated from James Madison University where she majored in Communications and minored in Spanish. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.