The Partners

Nancy Belden

Nancy Belden has conducted hundreds of research projects over three decades, including national public opinion polls, focus groups, and studies of elite audiences. She has authored widely used research on education, women, health, foreign policy, and the environment. Her clients have included many community, professional and educational associations, governments, major corporations, news media and political candidates. In the 1970s, Nancy was active in women's issues and community organizing. She was the public information director for a Planned Parenthood affiliate, the research director for surveys at Hill and Knowlton and an analyst for Hart Research. Nancy is on the board of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. She has served three times on the Governing Council and is a past President of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. A native Texan, Nancy is of Mexican ancestry and speaks Spanish. She holds an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. nancybelden@brspoll.com

 

Nancy Belden

Nancy Belden

John Russonello

John Russonello has been at BRS since 1988 and has conducted research and developed message strategies for political candidates and many non-profit organizations and associations. As a researcher and writer, he is much sought after for research-based strategic advice, message development, and communications planning. John's research, writing, and consulting have helped organizations involved in environmental, civil rights, education, and other social change to listen to the public and communicate in new ways to advance their goals. Before joining our firm, John had a political consulting practice and was press secretary and speechwriter for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter Rodino. He received a BA with honors in political science, from Drew University.  johnrussonello@brspoll.com

 

John Russonello

John Russonello

 
 
 

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