Pete Brodnitz is a partner at Benenson Strategy Group, leading the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He brings more than twenty years of strategic research experience for his clients. These include thirteen presidents and prime ministers on four continents, domestic political leaders at all levels, Fortune 500 companies, and leading advocacy and nonprofit institutions.

In the U.S., Pete’s recent political work includes providing direct strategic, research-based advice to five new U.S. senators who have won election since 2006.

During the 2012 U.S. elections specifically, Pete provided strategic polling services for the winning campaigns of Senators Tim Kaine (VA) and Mazie Hirono (HI), Attorney General Kathleen Kane (PA), and U.S. Representatives Joe Garcia (FL), Tim Walz (MN), and Adam Smith (WA). His independent expenditure work also contributed to the House Majority PAC’s successful efforts to elect Congressmen Raul Ruiz (CA), Pete Gallego (TX), and John Barrow (GA).

That year, Pete also helped Danilo Medina win the presidential election in the Dominican Republic, leading President Medina to state, “Pete Brodnitz and Benenson Strategy Group’s in-depth analysis and recommendations played a pivotal role” in his come-from-behind victory.

In 2007, the American Association of Political Consultants named Pete “Pollster of the Year”—the top honor in the political polling profession—recognizing success and innovation in U.S. campaigns. The award honored Pete for his work on back-to-back victories in Virginia with Governor Kaine and Senator Webb based on strategies that helped turn Virginia into a battleground state.

Pete has also worked with major corporations, including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, ESPN, and TIAA-CREF, to provide winning consumer targeting, marketing, and brand communications strategies.

In the advocacy and nonprofit sector, Pete has worked with leading organizations, including several major unions, Third Way, NDN, America’s Voice, the Human Rights Campaign, Healthy Families Ohio, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and America Votes.

Pete received an undergraduate degree in government from Clark University and a master’s degree in communications from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and the International Association of Political Consultants.