Founding Partner

Paul Goodwin

Mr. Goodwin is a founding partner of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. A political pollster for more than 20 years, Paul Goodwin has particular expertise in public opinion research for political campaigns and public policy issues. He has conducted research and provided strategic campaign advice to dozens of candidates running for federal, state and local office across the nation. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has special expertise in ballot initiative and referendum campaigns. Mr. Goodwin’s public policy expertise includes issues such as taxes, health care, education, the environment, traffic and congestion and economic development. More >

Founding Partner

Amy Simon

A founding partner at Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, a national public opinion research firm, Amy Simon brings 25 years of political experience to her work as a pollster and communications strategist. She conducts public opinion research on a variety of public policy issues. Her clients include state and local government, nonprofits, foundations, labor unions, and both political and candidate committees. She has worked on candidate, ballot measure and public education campaigns at the federal, state and local level in over 40 U.S. states, as well as internationally.    More >


Senior Research Director

Rebekah Orr

A Senior Research Director at GSSR, Rebekah Orr has more than 15 years of experience in media relations, message development and communications strategy – all of which she employs to help our clients put public opinion research findings to work on the ground. More >

Senior Research Director

John Whaley, PhD

John Whaley joined Goodwin Simon Strategic Research as Senior Research Director after serving as Vice President at Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. and California. More >

Research Analyst

Angelica DeGaetano

Research Analyst Angelica DeGaetano joins GSSR after years working in the non-profit sector in the U.S. and internationally. More >

Research Associate

Alana Black

Alana Black is a Research Associate at GSSR. Alana attended graduate school at The George Washington University where she earned her MPH in Public Health Communication and Marketing. More >

Research Analyst

Naser Javaid

As a Research Analyst at GSSR, Naser brings extensive experience working in the political and education fields. More >

Office Manager

Thaïs Arjo

Thaïs Arjo is the Office Manager at GSSR. She is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly by running the operations for the firm, including finance, H.R, and various logistical support for research projects. More >