Peter D. Hart
Allan Rivlin is a partner with Hart Research. In more than a dozen years of conducting research on consumer, voter, and elite public opinion, Mr. Rivlin has moderated hundreds of focus group sessions and conducted surveys on a wide range of social, political, and commercial topics. He has consulted on the campaigns of several United States senators and congressional leaders; major labor unions, including the American Federation of Teachers; leading corporations, including IBM, American Airlines, and DaimlerChrysler; public interest organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and NAMI; as well as media clients including work on the surveys Hart Research conducts regularly for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Rivlin joined Hart Research in 1997 when he left the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he was a senior advisor to Secretary Donna E. Shalala. He currently teaches a class in marketing research at Georgetown University, and for five years he wrote the monthly "Poll Position" column for NationalJournal.com. Mr. Rivlin is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a masterís degree in management from Yale University.