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Doug Chapin Joins Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) is experiencing fantastic growth and providing meaningful impact in the areas of election administration and voting policy evaluation. We count the Election Administration Commission (EAC), Pew Charitable Trusts, Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), and the Council of State Governments (CSG) as clients and partners who look to FMG as leaders and experts in this increasingly important civic field.

To accelerate the leadership, expertise, and intelligence that organizations are relying on FMG to provide, we are proud to announce that Doug Chapin has joined FMG as Director of Election Research. In this role, Doug will be responsible for leading the research, analysis, and delivery of FMG’s election research programs and our fantastic staff of experts in this field.

Doug joins FMG from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where he served as the founder and first director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration. This master- and undergraduate-level certificate program is aimed at students as well as practitioners and works to identify, recruit, and train the next generation of election administrators nationwide. Before this role, Doug served as Director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States and was the founder of, still the nation’s premier source of nonpartisan news and information about election administration across the United States. Doug is a well-known writer and speaker in the field and has an extensive academic background, having earned a law degree from Georgetown University, a master of public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an A.B. in politics from Princeton University.

Doug’s professional expertise and staff leadership will increase the positive impact that FMG will bring to this critical area of civic engagement.

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Brian Griepentrog

Brian Griepentrog

Dr. Brian Griepentrog has over 19 years managing and executing public policy, human capital, and communication research for a variety of government, private sector, and academic clients such as CIA, CFPB, DOD, Facebook, FVAP and the VA. As the Senior Vice President of Research at FMG, Brian’s work focuses broadly on using advanced research techniques to model human decision making--be it a citizen, a consumer, or an employee--to make a positive social impact. His multidisciplinary teams are increasing voting access to overseas American citizens, improving customer service across the IRS, reducing youth tobacco use, and elevating the recruitment process of the U.S. Military.

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