Amy Levin is a partner with Benenson Strategy Group and head of the firm’s Los Angeles office. She uses her extensive messaging expertise and deep understanding of complex consumer attitudes to help her clients win against their competition.
Amy advises leading advocacy institutions, including EMILY’s List, AARP, SEIU-UHW, Planned Parenthood, and the League of Conservation Voters on some of the most significant challenges facing progressives today. She also conducts extensive membership and donor research to help organizations engage and activate key stakeholder groups.
Amy’s research for major corporations and brands, including Intel, Chase, and Cosmopolitan enables them to face competitive challenges, reach their target audiences, and bolster their brands.
In the political sphere, Amy works with candidates across the country, including Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, as well as a range of independent expenditure campaigns. Most recently, Amy led the polling for Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action Committee to defeat Ken Cuccinelli and raise the profile of climate change in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial race. She also conducted the 2013 Los Angeles Times/USC polling that accurately predicted the Los Angeles mayoral election.
In 2007, Amy took a break from polling to work as a media consultant and ad scriptwriter. Amy spent the 2008 U.S. election cycle working as David Axelrod’s chief of staff at AKPD Message and Media before moving to GMMB. She wrote and produced ads for winning campaigns, including President Barack Obama, and also served as the creative director for GMMB’s work on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Before entering consulting, Amy worked on the Global Strategy team at Goldman Sachs in London.
Amy has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and also received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard. Amy has also been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.