Jefrey Pollock is Founding Partner and President of Global Strategy Group (GSG). Since its inception, Jefrey has helped build GSG into a premier strategic research and communications firm that is regularly recognized as one of the nation’s leading public affairs agencies, including being named Public Affairs Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. Jefrey was twice awarded “Pollster of the Year” (2015, 2011) by his peers in the bi-partisan American Association of Political Consultants and has been named one of the most powerful people in New York City politics.
Jefrey is regularly sought out by Democratic presidential candidates, governors, members of Congress, leading advocacy organizations, and Fortune 100 companies for his research acumen and strategic vision. Jefrey has helped shape the reputations of Comcast NBCUniversal, American Airlines, General Motors, ESPN, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard University, Ford Motor Company, Facebook, and FedEx, among others.
Jefrey’s political clients include New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Delaware Governor John Carney, Maine Governor Janet Mills, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association, as well as numerous members of Congress.
Jefrey was one of the original contributors on MSNBC when the channel was first launched. He appears on numerous television programs as a political pundit for ABC, CNN, and FOX News Channel. An accomplished author and editorialist, Jefrey’s writings have appeared on the AP wire, Philadelphia Inquirer, Campaigns & Elections magazine, the Polling Report, and msnbc.com. He also has served as the moderator for focus groups with voters for ABC’s This Week. And Jefrey has testified before the United States House Ways and Means Committee to discuss American public opinion on tax reform.
Jefrey served as an Instructor of Public Policy and Administration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for over 15 years. He has guest lectured at the United States Military Academy, Harvard University, Georgetown University, the George Washington University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jefrey is on the national board of the American Association of Political Consultants and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild SAG/AFTRA having appeared in two major motion pictures (“The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Non-Stop”).
Jefrey holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Advanced Statistical Analysis from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in American History, which included a concentration in American Government.