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Frank Luntz

Frank Luntz - founder, president

Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. “The Nostradamus of pollsters,” said Sir David Frost, Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under” and he is the “hottest pollster” in America according to the Boston Globe. Frank was named one of the four “Top Research Minds” by Business Week and was a winner of the coveted Washington Post “Crystal Ball” award for being the most accurate pundit. His focus groups have become so influential that presidential candidate Barack Obama had this to say following the PBS presidential debate, “When Frank Luntz invites you to talk to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”

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meet our team

At Luntz Global, team work is one of the most important policies we have. Below, you can meet the fantastic and hardworking team that keeps Luntz Global the most current and fast moving company on the market.

Lowell Baker

Lowell Baker - president

Lowell Baker is the firm’s President along with serving as Dr. Frank Luntz’s lead political writer. He has written speeches and communications plans for heads of state, Congressional leadership, governors, and state officials. He also contributed to Dr. Luntz’s successful books What Americans Really Want… Really and Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary. A member of the Florida Bar, Lowell is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C. and Florida State University College of Law. He also served in the Florida House of Representatives as a speechwriter and policy analyst under Speakers Marco Rubio and Allan Bense.

Matt George

Matt George - vice president

Matt George is the Vice President as well as Media and Visual Communications Director at Luntz Global. He puts his creativity to good use by finding new and better ways to help clients communicate their messages visually. Matt attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received dual Bachelor's degrees in Film/Video Studies and Political Science, and has since continued his education at The George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, earning a Master’s Degree in Security Policy Studies. Matt's passion for the moving image has translated to advertising video work for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and political campaigns that competes - and wins - against some of the nation's top advertising firms.

William (Bill) Duvall

William (Bill) Duvall - chief financial officer

William (Bill) Duvall is Luntz Global’s CFO.  He is a financial professional with over 25 years’ experience in public, private and governmental accounting and tax areas.  A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in multiple states as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Bill has worked with Frank Luntz for over 20 years in various capacities.  He heads up the administrative arm of the organization, including finance and human resources.

Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke - communications director

Ben Clarke is a Communications Director with the firm.  He has written for presidents, princes, and prime ministers.  In addition to his work as a senior political writer and corporate messaging advisor for Luntz Global, he has held myriad posts in the political world.  He was the chief political speechwriter for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a communications consultant for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign, political writer and messaging advisor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’ ’08 and ’10 nationwide political outreach campaigns and, more recently, speechwriter for new RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.  He has worked on countless House, Senate and Gubernatorial campaigns across America.   He has also worked on or covered campaigns in Ukraine, Georgia and Greece.  On the corporate side, he has helped craft language for countless Fortune 100 CEOs – from Pfizer to FedEx.

Alyssa Salvo

Alyssa Salvo - communications director

Alyssa Salvo is a Communications Director for Luntz Global. She has been a writer for Dr. Luntz since 2008. She focuses primarily on crisis communication, policy advocacy, consumer challenges and reputation issues. She develops comprehensive language and communication strategies for a wide range of clients, including fortune 500 companies, non-profits, trade associations, and sports organizations. Previously, she was a Project Coordinator at Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research, where she worked for a half-dozen industry-leading companies. She is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in Politics. At Princeton, her concentration was on modern American politics, specifically the fundamentals of campaigns and elections.

Shepherd Pittman

Shepherd Pittman - communications director

Shepherd Pittman is a Communications Director, specializing in technology, education, energy, and entertainment. He was formerly the State Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Prior to this, Shepherd was an Associate Project Director at Luntz Maslansky Strategic Research. From 2006 to 2008, he wrote speeches and oversaw press operations for the Florida Senate Majority Office as Press Secretary. He has a degree in Communications from Thomas Edison State College.

John Hundscheid

John Hundscheid - communications advisor

John Hundscheid is a Communications Advisor at Luntz Global, where he prepares written materials for focus groups and dial sessions. He manages the logistical component of fielding surveys and aids in crafting messaging strategies based upon quantitative and qualitative research. He studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at King’s College in New York City where he was a teaching assistant for the English Department. John was selected to be a 2010-2011 Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow.

Jessica England

Jessica England - director of recruiting and outreach

Jessica England is our Director of Recruiting and Outreach, working to bring respondents into Luntz Global’s unique focus group community.  Jessica earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with an emphasis in Marketing and Marketing Research. She also spent a semester studying international business in Rome. Before joining the Luntz Global team, Jessica spent 5 years at Delve Marketing Research, where she managed clients and helped to recruit various research projects across the country.  Under Jessica’s direction, the Recruiting and Outreach Department oversees hundreds of focus groups each year.

Nathan Avant

Nathan Avant - media strategist

Nathan Avant is a Media Strategist for Luntz Global. He graduated with a BA in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University, where he developed a passion for technology and video and channels that passion into helping create successful and insightful Instant Response sessions for clients. Nathan happily lives in the DC metro area with his wife, two cats, and many Instant Response dials.

Lindsay Hanson

Lindsay Hanson - communications strategist

Lindsay Hanson is a communications strategist for Luntz Global, with a background in federal policymaking and Congressional affairs. She has served as Director of Government Affairs at Kimbell & Associates, and was also health policy aide to now-Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). She has also previously monitored tax, banking, and financial regulatory issues for Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL). She holds a BA in political science from the University of Richmond, where she was a faculty-selected Writing Fellow.