A Commitment to the Highest Quality Work
The Beacon Research team prioritizes careful, rigorous research, which has earned us a national reputation for accuracy. And we take our responsibility to our clients seriously – each client receives hands-on attention from senior executives.
Read on to learn more about the members of the Beacon Research team.
Meet the Beacon Research Team
The Beacon Research team prioritizes careful, rigorous research, which has earned us a national reputation for accuracy.
Chris AndersonFounder & President
Chris has two decades of experience in public opinion research and strategy. He provides polling and focus group research to ballot campaigns, political candidates, nonprofits and corporations…
Matthew Shelter has 30 years’ experience in public opinion research and political strategy. He has worked for candidates and campaigns at all levels, including president…
Henry KanterVice President of Operations
Henry is an expert in the nuts and bolts of survey research, ensuring methodologies are designed realistically and executed properly. He is the backbone of Beacon Research’s quality control, ensuring…
Andrew SchwartzVice President
Andrew joined Beacon Research in 2012, where he manages quantitative and qualitative research for political and public affairs clients. He cut his political teeth working for President Barack Obama’s 2008…
Sarah Tower-RichardiDirector of Operations
Sarah joined Beacon Research in 2017 and has worked on all aspects of quantitative and qualitative research projects, from writing memos to analyzing data in SPSS.
Terry ClassenSenior Analyst
Terry joined Beacon Research in 2017, initially as an intern. As the company’s senior analyst, Terry develops and coordinates research projects from start to finish, working closely with principals. An experienced focus group moderator, Terry specializes in qualitative research. Before joining Beacon Research…