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We create custom presentations for every client based on their needs. Our speaking keynotes fees typically range between $10,000-$25,000 flat fee for U.S. appearances and $50,000 for international appearances outside of U.S. and Canada.
Adam M. Pechter – President & CEO (Princeton)
Adam M. Pechter, founder and CEO of Pechter Polls, is a lawyer and methodologist who specializes in conducting statistically meaningful opinion research projects in semi-permissive environments for the US government and other clients. Over the last three years he has been the principal investigator on 29 opinion research projects in the Middle East and Africa. Adam takes a hands-on approach. He just returned from working on a project in Cairo. Before that, he was in Africa training South Sudanese field teams and conducting the first-ever credible nationwide poll of South Sudan for a USAID-funded project.
Proficient in Arabic, Adam holds an advanced degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he conducted research and wrote on Arab opinion polling. Before founding Pechter Polls, Adam’s polling experience included his role as policy director of a winning New Jersey gubernatorial campaign and a four-year tenure as the COO of the New Jersey Congress Department. Adam’s exposure to poll efforts in fragile states make him aware of the special risks they encounter. With these risks in mind, Adam set out to create a firm that would greatly exceed normal standards in two areas essential for overcoming polling risks in semi-permissive and ethnically complex societies–intellectual capital and technological leadership.
He holds a BA from Yale, a JD from Vanderbilt and a MA from Johns Hopkins-SAIS.
Dr. David Pollock – Principal Advisor (Washington DC)
Dr. Pollock is fluent in Arabic and French, and has a working knowledge of many languages including Kurdish, Swahili and French. He has written several monographs and numerous articles on difficulties and approaches for conducting polls in semi-permissive countries.
Dr. Pollock has served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and an assistant professor at George Washington University. He has traveled widely in the Middle East and maintains a large network of contacts in government, academia, and business throughout the region. Dr. Pollock holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Dr. Lynn Lawry – Public Health Expert (Boston / Washington DC)
Director of the Initiative in Global Women’s Health Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lawry is a physician and public health expert who has worked for two decades in the NGO and government sectors. She has served as a consultant to UNICEF and WHO on numerous assessments on such issues as gender based violence and research priorities in several African countries.
She conducted a national survey in Kenya to describe and quantify violence following the 2007 national elections. Also, she has conducted and published research on a sophisticated household quantitative and qualitative mixed-method evaluations in the DRC; a nationally representative survey in Liberia in 2008 to assess the physical and mental health needs of one million ex-combatants; surveys of internally displaced persons and refugees in Sierra Leone and Darfur; and a survey to assess physician needs in Nigeria.
Dr. Lawry has more than a decade of experience in Afghanistan; completing several household studies in both Taliban controlled and Northern Alliance areas, in Pashtun areas of the Southeast, internally displaced persons in the Northwest, and among refugees in Pakistan. In 2003-2004 Dr. Lawry served as the principal investigator for a MacArthur Foundation-funded population-based assessment of human rights abuses in Southern Iraq. The results of her study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) later in 2004. She also conducted a concurrent study of physician abuses in Southern Iraq, which was also published in the JAMA.
MD East Carolina University; MSPH UNC-Chapel Hill; MSc Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Conrad Winn – Principal Expert Methodologist (Toronto, Canada)
Principal researcher in hundreds of studies for business, government, and not-for-profits on winning strategies, stakeholder relations, communications, satisfaction, loyalty, and other themes. Research for US DoD and other clients on radicalization.
Prolific author of professional works on public affairs, communications, radicalization, and media. Also principal of our associate firm COMPAS Research, he is one of North America’s top experts in carrying out research on communications effectiveness and program evaluation. His book, Theater of Terror: Mass Media and International Terrorism remains the most comprehensive study of its kind.
BA McGill; PhD Wharton; fluent in French.
Andrew D. Ive – Chief Operations Officer (Princeton)
A career focused on creating and leading teams to enter new markets and launch and lead new initiatives, often from the earliest stages (US / Europe and Asia). Experienced team leader responsible for global teams, delivering in multiple time zones and cultures. Expertise in delivering projects on time and on budget for world class innovative organizations such as Siebel Systems (USA), Procter & Gamble (Europe) Ltd., IBM (World Trade Asia), and Revlon (Eastern Europe)
Interesting Points: Served on the Board of the Small Business Council of the Department of Trade and Industry advising UK Govt.; Invented product in NYC Museum of Modern Art.
MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
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