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Our Team

Led by a former policymaker who has served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, our team brings decades of experience in government, advocacy, and research.

President

Michael Gottlieb

President & General Counsel
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Leadership

Christian Garcia

Vice President, Client Services
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Michael Griffin

Chief Research Officer
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Sabrina Sussman

Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Advisor See Bio

Sean Harper

Chief Strategy Officer
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The Team

Alexis Acosta

Senior Quantitative Research Associate
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Megan Almonte

Content & Design Associate
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Natalie Bahmanyar

Associate Director, Government Insights & Research Products
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Jackie Breuer

Senior Director, Client Growth
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Ronald Chan

Manager, EU Policymaker Research
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Rebecca Cunningham

Managing Analyst
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Zack Decker

Managing Analyst
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Anthony Douglas

Research Strategist
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Kai Fox

Senior Design Associate

Greta Frost

Managing Analyst
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Danari Hairston

Senior Analyst

Hannah Hebertson

External Affairs Strategist

Mia Herrington

Lead Quantitative Researcher
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Ishti Hossain

Director of Finance

Sathya Mandjiny

Associate Director, External Affairs
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Delia Mayor

Senior Qualitative Research Associate
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Dave Knaus

Managing Director, Client Growth
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Victoria Nolte

Director, Client Services
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Pambi Nzunga

Research Strategist

Phoebe Oh

Content & Design Associate
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Jose Hinojosa

Research Associate

Alethea Owens

Payroll and Benefits Manager
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Runal Patel

Consulting Analyst

Ian Baucke

Senior Analyst

Leighann Ransom

Director of Human Resources

Rebecca Ruhl

Associate Director, Client Service

Mackai Tapleshay

Associate Director, Quantitative Research
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Kristen Joseph

Email Marketing Specialist

Brooks Troiani

Business Development Manager
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Emily Vaughan

Associate Director, Client Services
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Sari Wilson

Senior Analyst
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Alan Yablonski

Senior Qualitative Research Associate
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Communications Advisory

We provide policy communications support to leaders in Washington, using insights from Ballast Research on senior policymakers, to help clients maximize their investments in communications and advocacy.

Tucker Warren

Partner See Bio

Cole Kline

Director See Bio

Maggie Xiaonan Wang

Director See Bio

Caroline Carmichael

Associate See Bio

Bryce Segat

Associate See Bio

Justin Bernstein

Associate See Bio