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Ronald H. Hinckley, PhD

President

Ron Hinckley began his professional career with Decision/Making/Information (later Wirthlin Worldwide) where he was actively engaged in political research for President Richard Nixon and Governor Ronald Reagan, in addition to many senators, governors, and Congressmen. In 1979 he co-founded Decima Research Ltd, a leading Canadian polling firm.

He served as director of the Office of Research, United States Information Agency (USIA), where he advised the US executive branch on international public opinion, and directed the agency’s initial public opinion polling in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Turkey and the Middle East, in addition to overseeing regular polls in Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Since joining RSM Global, he has conducted many international projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for large corporations and public policy think tanks.

He earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Southern California and has taught there as well as at other universities in the US, including the George Washington University in Washington D.C. where he recently taught a course on public opinion, the media, and democracy. He has also lectured on his research to scholars, university faculties and students, government officials, and the media in Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Turkey, Jordan, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, and France. His book, People, Polls, and Policymakers: American Public Opinion and National Security has been described as the best work on public opinion and governance in print, and a must read for any serious scholar or practitioner of international affairs. In addition, Hinckley has written chapters in edited books, regularly presents papers at professional association conferences, and publishes articles in scholarly journals and newspapers.

Vincent J. Breglio, PhD

Founder and Senior Consultant

Vince Breglio is a co-founder of two major research and consulting firms. In 1969, along with Dr. Richard Wirthlin, Vince organized and incorporated Decision / Making / Information (also known as WirthlinWorldwide). In 1983, Vince and his business partner Susan Bryant, founded Research/Strategy/Management, Inc., now RSM Global. In addition to his work with RSM Global, Vince serves as a Director of Intellectual Capital for Edelman PR Asia and a Senior Consultant for Harris Interactive.

Vince has more than thirty-five years of senior management experience in strategic consulting and survey research. As the president of his own firm, the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the President of Decision/Making/Information (the national polling firm used almost exclusively by Ronald Reagan and the Republican Administration), he has consulted with foreign and domestic business and government leaders at the highest levels.

A native of Southern California, Vince completed his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Brigham Young University. He has taught psychology and political communications at Brigham Young University, Long Beach State University and Northwestern University. He is a member of the Stanford Commission on Health Security and regularly lectures on education and welfare issues, political behavior, advertising and family issues.

Jay Bryant

Senior Consultant, Communications

Jay Bryant has been associated with RSM since 1985, and has served as its principal advertising and public relations strategist. He was formerly president of Bishop, Bryant and Associates, a Washington advertising company specializing in political and public affairs campaigns. He served as assistant to the Governor of Illinois and in senior staff positions in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. As Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, he developed the first television advertising campaign for a political party in history. In his work with RSM Global, he specializes in the translation of research data into effective communications programs on behalf of domestic and international corporate, association and political clients.

Jay is a novelist, television producer, lecturer, columnist and commentator, whose articles have appeared in newspapers around the Unites States, on such popular websites as RealClearPolitics, Tech Central Station and Town Hall, as well as on National Public Radio. He is also a moderator of the Capitol Hill Workshop. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in communications from Northwestern University and has taught at American University and the University of Maine.