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Geoffrey Garin is the president of Hart Research Associates, one of the nation's leading survey research firms. He became president of Hart Research in 1984, after having worked in the firm since 1978 as a senior analyst and vice president. Mr. Garin has brought his skill, insight, and innovative approaches as a researcher and strategist to a wide variety of fields Ė including social and economic policy, consumer marketing, and politics.
Mr. Garin has undertaken landmark policy research for many of the nationís leading foundations and educational institutions on a wide variety of issues, including global health, school reform, health care reform, global climate change, and federal fiscal policy. His clients for this research include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mott Foundation, Harvard University, and the College Board.
Mr. Garinís work has undertaken research studies on foreign policy issues for the United Nations Foundation, the U.S. Center for Global Engagement, ONE, and CARE, among others. Leading progressive organizations and labor unions rely on him for strategic research and analysis, and he conducts ongoing strategic research for companies and trade associations in energy, communications, and other sectors.
In politics, Mr. Garin has a well-earned reputation for helping candidates win in difficult circumstances. Mr. Garin has directed the polling and created winning campaign strategies for many of the leading Democrats serving in the U.S. Senate, including Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Mark Warner, Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller, Patrick Leahy, Max Baucus, Ben Cardin, and Bernie Sanders. In 2008, he helped direct the strategy team for Hillary Clintonís presidential campaign during its final two months, and in 2012 he served as the pollster and strategic advisor to Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obamaís reelection.
Mr. Garin graduated from Harvard College in 1975. He is married to Deborah Berkowitz,
an expert in occupational safety and health, and is the father of two sons, Andy and Danny.