Donald Trump’s speeches have been on point recently. He’s been more disciplined (ignore Twitter) and his message has been the kind that wins, rather than alienates, people. Could Kellyanne Conway’s influence be making the difference? We hope so.
One thing is sure, Kellyanne’s star is rising. You might want to know more about her. From her bio:
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation currently in its 21st year of operation. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC and maintains an office in New York City.
Kellyanne is currently serving as a Senior Advisor and Pollster to the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign. She is one of the most quoted and noted pollsters on the national scene, having provided commentary on over 1,500 television shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV and the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio shows and print stories.
Throughout her two decades in market research, Kellyanne has provided primary research and advice for clients in all 50 states and has directed hundreds of demographic and attitudinal survey projects for statewide and congressional political races, trade associations, and Fortune 100 companies. Kellyanne is a professionally trained moderator who has directed more than 300 focus groups. Clients have included Lifetime Television, The Heritage Foundation, Major League Baseball, The Federalist Society, Ladies’ Home Journal, Liz Claiborne, Game Show Network, Martha Stewart, American Express, and ABC News.
Kellyanne has worked for leaders such as the late Congressman Jack Kemp; President Reagan’s pollster, Richard Wirthlin; Congressmen Marsha Blackburn, Lee Zeldin, Steve King; Vice President Dan Quayle; Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Sens. Fred Thompson and Ted Cruz, and Gov. Mike Pence.
In what was a poor year for Republican polling, she and her team were among the few on the GOP side to predict the outcomes of major races in 2012. In 2014, all of their general election candidates won. The RNC tasked Kellyanne with helping to defeat the so-called “War on Women.”
A “fully-recovered” attorney, Kellyanne is admitted to practice law in four jurisdictions (Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia). She has practiced law, clerked for a judge in Washington, DC and for four years, was an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law Center. Kellyanne is a magna cum laude graduate of Trinity College, Washington, D.C., where she earned a B.A. in Political Science, studied at Oxford University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a law degree, with honors, from George Washington University Law Center.
Kellyanne has been profiled in over a dozen magazines, newspapers, and television programs. Her polling data and op-eds have been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, National Review, Human Events, Investors’ Business Daily, and Politico and she is a regular on the speaking circuit. She has received the Washington Post’s “Crystal Ball” award for accurately predicted elections and co-authored WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live (Free Press).
She is a Trustee of the Phillips Foundation, and a board member of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, the National Journalism Center, St. Joseph High School, and the American Conservative Union.
Kellyanne is married to George T. Conway III and they have four young children.
Kellyanne may be the key to Trump’s electoral success–better messaging, better communication tone and style, and better content. This has been a good week for him.