<strong>Karl Agne</strong>
Karl AgnePrincipal
Karl Agne is a founding partner of GBA Strategies, providing strategic planning, communications, and research services to a wide range of non-profit organizations, small and large businesses, and candidates for elected office.
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<strong>Michael Bocian</strong>
Michael BocianPrincipal
Michael Bocian is a founding partner of GBA Strategies and serves as pollster and strategist for gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, state legislative, mayoral, and ballot initiative campaigns, as well as for several issue advocacy groups and membership associations.
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<strong>Jim Gerstein</strong>
Jim GersteinPrincipal
Jim Gerstein is a founding partner of GBA Strategies, and provides research-based strategic counsel for candidates running for office, non-profit organizations, arts and cultural institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.
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<strong>Margie Omero</strong>
Margie OmeroPrincipal
Margie Omero is a principal at GBA Strategies with over twenty years of research experience working with Democratic candidates, progressive causes, and corporations. She is also the creator and co-host of a top-rated podcast The Pollsters.
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<strong>Mark Feierstein</strong>
Mark FeiersteinSenior Adviser
Mark Feierstein, Senior Adviser at GBA, joined from the Obama Administration where he served for six years in various roles. Mark serves as pollster and strategist for political parties and candidates overseas, private sector companies and non-government organizations.
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<strong>Nisha Jain</strong>
Nisha JainVice President
Nisha Jain is a Vice President at GBA Strategies with over a decade of experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research for Democratic candidates, progressive causes, Fortune 50 companies, and trade associations.
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<strong>Meg Marchand</strong>
Meg MarchandVice President
Meg Marchand is a Vice President at GBA Strategies, having joined in 2011. She has conducted research for several progressive groups, non-profit organizations, arts and cultural institutions, and membership associations.
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<strong>Michelle Mayorga</strong>
Michelle MayorgaVice President
Michelle Mayorga has spent nearly two decades working on campaigns, progressive issues, and in local and national administrations. She previously served as Western Field Director at the AFL-CIO, Western Political Director at the DCCC, and Coordinated Director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico in 2012.
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<strong>Jason McGrath</strong>
Jason McGrathVice President
Jason McGrath, Vice President, specializes in providing polling and strategic advice to Democratic candidates and non-profit organizations. With nearly 2 decades of experience in Democratic politics, McGrath has helped elect leaders at all levels of government from city councils to Governors’ mansions and the U.S. Senate.
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<strong>Brian Shreffler</strong>
Brian ShrefflerVice President
Brian Shreffler is Vice President at GBA Strategies, providing polling and strategic advice to political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, corporations. He has conducted surveys and focus groups in over 20 states, and has advised a broad range of candidates and elected officials from the federal down to the county level.
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<strong>Tim Jensen</strong>
Tim JensenSenior Data Specialist
Timothy Jensen joined GBA Strategies as a data specialist to direct the data processing operation in 2012. He has been processing quantitative data for over 15 years making him one of the most experienced in the field.
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<strong>Jason Lunser</strong>
Jason LunserData Specialist
Jason Lunser joined GBA Strategies in 2017 as a Data Specialist. With over a decade of experience in the political research field, he is especially well versed in examining hard-to-reach populations.
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<strong>Amanda Hoey</strong>
Amanda HoeySenior Associate
Amanda Hoey joined GBA Strategies as a Senior Associate in February 2017. Before joining GBA, Amanda served as the Director of Polling and Modeling for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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<strong>Jerel Williams</strong>
Jerel WilliamsSenior Associate
Jerel Williams, Senior Associate, joined GBA Strategies in the fall of 2013. Since joining GBA, he has worked on quantitative and qualitative research projects with for a wide range of individuals and progressive advocacy organizations.
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<strong>Kalindi Winfield</strong>
Kalindi WinfieldSenior Associate
Kalindi Winfield is a Senior Associate at GBA Strategies with experience in political strategy, crisis communications and community-driven campaigns. She has managed public opinion surveys and focus groups for political clients, advocacy groups, nonprofits and corporations in the US and around the world.
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<strong>Amanda Earl</strong>
Amanda EarlAssociate
Amanda Earl is an Associate at GBA Strategies. She has worked on quantitative research projects for progressive organizations, helped maintain public opinion databases and created visualizations to aid clients in furthering a Democratic agenda.
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<strong>Brian Grossman</strong>
Brian GrossmanAssociate
Brian Grossman joined GBA Strategies in August, 2016, having interned with GBA for several months after graduating from American University in Washington, DC.
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<strong>James Jelin</strong>
James JelinResearch Assistant
James Jelin is a Research Assistant at GBA Strategies. Before joining the firm, he worked on the digital team for The Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh, contributing photos, graphics and writing to the most popular mayoral campaign Facebook page in America.
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<strong>Erik Ramirez</strong>
Erik RamirezResearch Assistant
Erik is a Research Assistant at GBA Strategies. During his college career, Erik interned at Cantor Fitzgerald in their Equity Sales and Trading department and the sports marketing firm Gazelle Group.
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<strong>Laura Thorsett</strong>
Laura ThorsettResearch Assistant
Laura Thorsett joined GBA Strategies in June 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she interned with the Pew Research Center’s political team and was a member of the Harvard Institute of Politics’ Public Opinion Project.
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