John Zogby


Business, Current Events, Future, Marketing, Political

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Presentation Description John Zogby is a much in demand speaker on issues of politics and social significance. About John Zogby John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International, is by all accounts the hottest pollster in the United States today. "All hail Zogby, the maverick predictor who beat us all," proclaimed the Washington Post in November 1996 after Zogby alone called the presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. Since 1996, Zogby has polled Reuters News Agency, the largest news agency in the world, and he has polled for NBC News, the network news watched by most Americans. His clients also include the New York Post, Fox News, Gannett News Service, the Albany Times Union, the Buffalo News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cincinnati Post, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Syracuse Herald, and nearly every daily newspaper in New York State, as well as television stations throughout the U.S. He has been praised as "the most accurate pollster" (Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today), "respected" and "pioneering" (Albany Times Union), "the pace setter in the polling business" (New York Post), and "the big winner in 1996" (Campaigns and Elections, L. Brent Bozell, and the O'Leary/Kamber Report). Zogby regularly appears on all three nightly network news programs plus NBC's "Today Show", ABC's "Good Morning America" and is a frequent guest for Fox News and MSNBC special programs, along with CNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews". He also is a regular political commentator for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation. His analytical expertise has been published on the opinion pages of the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe. Following his correct call in the 1997 New Jersey gubernatorial election, the Houston Chronicle exclaimed, "and the winner again is John Zogby". Mary Matalin, host of her own national radio show, calls Zogby the "prince of pollsters", and Barry Farber has declared him "America's Pollmaster General". He has also distinguished himself in Canada where he alone called the popular vote victory of the Liberals over the Parti Quebecois in the Quebec election of 1998. Zogby holds degrees in history form LeMoyne College and Syracuse University. He has taught history and political science at the State University of New York, Utica College, and at Hamilton College's Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. In addition he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Le Moyne College. He received the distinguished Alumni Award in June 2000. Zogby is also a Senior Associate of Global Affairs of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a distinguished visitor at Colgate University. A frequent lecturer an panelist, he has addressed conventions of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Health Insurance Association of American and the Euromoney Conference in Cairo, Egypt, plus prestigious organizations such as the Sperling Breakfast in Washington, D.C.; the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Empower America, as well as local groups like the City Club of Cleveland and the Metropolitan Women's Club of Minneapolis, national and state gatherings of labor, public advocacy, and public administration groups. He has polled, researched and consulted for a wide spectrum of business media, government, and political groups including Microsoft, CISCO Systems, Phillip Morris, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, MCI, Reuters America, and the United States Census Bureau since 1984. His polls are a daily feature on Yahoo! Zogby has polled and conducted focus groups throughout the United States. He has polled in Canada and Brazil, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He is married to Kathleen Zogby, a special education teacher, and has three sons, Jonathan, Benjamin and Jeremy. In addition to Zogby's years of coaching Little League baseball, American Youth Soccer Organization and Catholic Youth Organization Basketball, he also has served on local board for the United Way and is Chairman Second Century Fund of the Oneida County Historical Society. The Zogby men are a frequent foursome at golf outings.

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