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Shop Talk: Taking It to the Next Level

Polling and strategy firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner elevated four veteran staff members to new leadership positions. Andrew Baumann, Melissa Egelsky and Drew Lieberman were named vice presidents, and Adam Slater was appointed as director of research operations.

Baumann, with the firm since 2007, directed its polling for Democracy Corps, the nonprofit effort founded by Stan Greenberg, the CEO of GQR, and James Carville that provides strategic research and analysis to progressive groups and leaders. Baumann now specializes in campaigns and political issues, and he works with candidates at all levels.

Lieberman has been at GQR since 2006, after spending several election cycles managing Congressional campaigns and working at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He works with issue advocacy organizations, corporations and foundations, and he also conducts the Los Angeles Times-University of Southern California poll.

Egelsky started at GQR as an intern in 1998, and she now handles research and strategic advice for issue organizations, advocacy groups and domestic political campaigns. Slater has been at GQR since 2007, and he will now oversee domestic and international research and manage all field operations.

“They are tested and experienced,” Greenberg said in a statement. “All are a representation of our firm’s growth.”

Campaign Trail Update

Montana state Rep. Franke Wilmer, a Democrat running for the state’s open House seat, announced Thursday that she has hired Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner as her campaign’s pollster.

“Her firm has a reputation for being among the [industry’s] top firms,” Wilmer said in a statement. “I believe it is important to work with talented people that share my beliefs in strengthening the middle class, protecting social security, and empowering unions.”

Also running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R), who is running for Senate, is Republican businessman Steve Daines and Democrats including state Sen. Kim Gillan and Missoula City Councilman Dave Strohmaier.

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