David Cantor

David Cantor

Deputy Director, Measurement and Insights

David Cantor leads a team that manages bodies of work in areas that include tracking the foundation’s reputation, traditional and social media monitoring, communications evaluation, and insights to support foundation communications. He previously built the foundation’s Global Policy and Advocacy Measurement and Insights team, as well as the U.S. Policy, Advocacy, and Communications strategic analytics portfolio.

David has more than two decades of experience in qualitative, quantitative, and cutting-edge research methodologies, working with major foundations, nonprofit organizations, political candidates, ballot initiative campaigns, labor organizations, and large corporations in the U.S. and globally.

David joined the foundation from the Glover Park Group (GPG), where he led the research team and the firm’s education practice. His work at GPG focused on translating research insights into messages and advocacy strategies. Earlier, he was vice president at Lake Snell Perry & Associates, where he worked on political campaigns across the country and led the environmental and health care policy research teams. He also designed, managed, and analyzed the prestigious bipartisan Battleground Poll.

David has a B.A. in history from Williams College and a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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