Tony Fabrizio’s client base is global in scope, serving internationally prominent clients on three continents. He has earned a reputation among the leading survey researchers and campaign strategists in the nation. His knowledge of and experience with opinion research, media advertising and crisis management enable him to excel as a political and corporate strategist. Fabrizion was recognized by his peers in the American Association of Political Consultants as Pollster of the Year for his work in the 2016 elections.
Fabrizio has served as the Chief Pollster on four Presidential campaigns, most notably and recently Donald Trump’s successful 2016 upset victory. He also has served over the years as a key advisor to more than a dozen U.S. Senators, scores of U.S. Congressmen and numerous Governors and other statewide elected officials, as well as the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Corporations consult Fabrizio for his expertise in consumer research, marketing, crisis management, image management, market positioning and public affairs.
Fabrizio’s counsel is highly valued and sought after by numerous national organizations and trade associations.
Fabrizio is recognized by the domestic and international media as a top political pollster, strategist and analyst. That is why he is a frequent guest on cable news and often seen quoted in the nation’s leading news publications.
Bob Ward has over 25 years of public and stakeholder opinion research experience, specializing in corporate image, reputation and issues management.
Ward’s approach focuses on solving his clients’ business problems using research to inform the decision-making process. His counsel and research has guided a wide range of client engagements, from product liability crises, high profile litigation, long-term reputation measurement and management, to message development supporting everything from rebranding universities, launching advocacy groups, product roll-outs, and public affairs campaigns designed to influence policy makers.
Prior to forming Fabrizio Ward, he headed the Washington, DC office of GfK, leading its Issues Management research group. He has worked for the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies and was a senior vice president at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates.
Ward’s professional roots are as a campaign pollster, electing local, state, and federal candidates. Although his career in politics began on the Republican side, Ward has tackled issues on behalf of clients with diverse ideological outlooks, left, center and right. Ward says, “My personal political views are irrelevant. My job is to design and conduct the best research, and to best apply the research findings to solve my clients’ problems.”
Ward has conducted research across the globe in both the developed and developing worlds including Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Australia.
His political work extends to international elections in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Ward holds a B.A. from American University’s School of Public Affairs. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.
James W. Lee is a vice president at Fabrizio Ward where he turns research into sound strategy.
Lee has conducted custom public opinion research for corporations, individuals, political campaigns, and issue advocacy groups. From an athlete rehabilitating his tarnished image to a Fortune 500 company in crisis to a campaign for governor, different situations require a different approach.
With 15 years of research experience, Lee got his start in the business working on focus groups. He enjoys delving into topics in ways that cannot be explored as thoroughly on a survey and has conducted more than 500 focus and dial groups throughout his career.
Having conducted research on six continents in Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese, and a number of other languages, Lee has extensive domestic and international experience.
Lee holds a B.S. from Arizona State University in Political Science, where he took part in an intensive Spanish language program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and a graduate certificate from George Washington University in Survey Design and Methodology.