THE GBAO TEAM

<strong>Karl Agne</strong>
Karl AgnePrincipal
Karl Agne is a founding partner at GBAO with a quarter century of experience 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 GBAO 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 GBAO, 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 GBAO 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>Nisha Jain</strong>
Nisha JainSenior Vice President
Nisha Jain is a Senior Vice President at GBAO with over a decade of experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research for Democratic candidates, progressive causes, advocacy groups, and Fortune 500 companies.
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<strong>Meg Marchand</strong>
Meg MarchandSenior Vice President
Meg Marchand is a Senior Vice President at GBAO and has a wide-range of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research for Democratic campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, labor unions, and cultural institutions.
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<strong>Michelle Mayorga</strong>
Michelle MayorgaSenior Vice President
Michelle Mayorga is a Senior Vice President at GBAO and has spent nearly two decades recruiting for, managing, and working on Democratic campaigns, progressive issues, and in local and national administrations.
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<strong>Jason McGrath</strong>
Jason McGrathSenior Vice President
Jason McGrath, Senior Vice President at GBAO, specializes in providing polling and strategic advice to Democratic candidates and progressive organizations. He 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 ShrefflerSenior Vice President
Brian Shreffler is a Senior Vice President at GBAO, 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 Vice President for Data Management
Tim Jensen launched the data processing operation in 2012 and now leads the firm’s team of data specialists. He has been processing quantitative data for over 20 years, making him one of the most experienced in the field.
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<strong>Jason Lunser</strong>
Jason LunserSenior Data Specialist
Jason Lunser, Senior Data Specialist at GBAO, has over a decade of experience in the political research field and is especially well versed in examining hard-to-reach populations.
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<strong>Amanda Hoey</strong>
Amanda HoeyVice President
Amanda Hoey is a Vice President at GBAO, where she handles all facets of research and data analytics, from questionnaire development to survey methodology and analysis. She has polled on tax reform, health care, and reproductive rights, and she specializes in state legislative polling.
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<strong>Jerel Williams</strong>
Jerel WilliamsVice President
Jerel Williams is a Vice President at GBAO, where he focuses on issues of social justice and examining racial attitudes. He also handles much of the firm’s multivariate analysis.
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<strong>Kalindi Winfield</strong>
Kalindi WinfieldVice President
Kalindi Winfield is a Vice President at GBAO with experience in political strategy, crisis communications and community-driven campaigns. She has managed public opinion surveys and focus groups for political campaigns, advocacy groups, non-profits and corporations in the US and around the world.
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<strong>Amanda Earl</strong>
Amanda EarlSenior Associate
Amanda Earl is a Senior Associate at GBAO, where she oversees survey sampling, administration, weighting and analysis; studies geographic and demographic voting trends; produces client deliverables, and manages focus group development.
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<strong>Brian Grossman</strong>
Brian GrossmanSenior Associate
Brian Grossman is a Senior Associate at GBAO, where he oversees survey administration, analyzes voter trends, and organizes focus groups for Democratic candidates and international clients.
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<strong>Laura Thorsett</strong>
Laura ThorsettSenior Associate
Laura Thorsett is a Senior Associate at GBAO, where she works on surveys, literature reviews, client presentations, and focus groups, particularly focusing on education issues and the Pacific Northwest.
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<strong>Chris Bea</strong>
Chris BeaData Specialist
Chris Bea is a Data Specialist at GBAO, and has spent more than a decade working on campaigns and conducting political research to help elect progressive candidates at all levels of government. Read more…

<strong>Hannah Brenchley</strong>
Hannah BrenchleyResearch Assistant
Hannah Brenchley is a Research Assistant at GBAO, where she works on survey research, literature reviews, client presentations, and focus groups.
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<strong>Aminata Diallo</strong>
Aminata DialloResearch Assistant
Aminata Diallo is a Research Assistant at GBAO, where she works on survey research, literature reviews, client presentations, and focus groups.
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