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

Ronald Chan

Head of EU Scoping
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Rebecca Cunningham

Senior Consulting Analyst
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Nolan Delaney

Business Development Associate
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Anthony Douglas

Research Associate
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Kai Fox

Senior Design Associate

Maria Halloran

Associate Director of Strategy and Operations
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Danari Hairston

Senior Consulting Analyst

Hannah Hebertson

Research Associate

Mia Herrington

Lead Quantitative Researcher
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Ishti Hossain

Director of Finance

Sathya Mandjiny

Research Recruitment Manager
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Delia Mayor

Senior Qualitative Research Associate
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Caroline Mulvaney

Research Associate

Victoria Nolte

Director, Client Services
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Pambi Nzunga

Research Strategist

Sabiha Ozgur

Associate Director of Research
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Ethan Pannell

Research Associate
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Runal Patel

Consulting Analyst

Leighann Ransom

Director of Human Resources

Rebecca Ruhl

Managing Analyst, Consulting

Mackai Tapleshay

Associate Director of Quantitative Research
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Brooks Troiani

Business Development Manager
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Emily Vaughan

Associate Director of Client Services
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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

Jen Hughes

Associate See Bio

Caroline Carmichael

Associate See Bio