Maggie Ryner, Vice President and Field Director
A member of the Hamilton Campaigns team since 1990, Maggie Ryner oversees all field aspects of the firm's survey and focus group research projects. Since becoming a partner in 2000, Maggie has helped shaped the current direction of the company. She is the keeper of institutional knowledge of the firm, yet also responsible for training and indoctrinating new staff members into "the Hamilton Way", ensuring that Hamilton Campaigns leads in the field of public opinion research in the 21st Century.
Maggie started as a technical employee, and then worked for Hamilton Campaigns' sister company, National Research, in sampling and tabulation of survey data. With over a decade of experience, her contacts with sample and field vendors helps Hamilton Campaigns deliver the best product, for the best value, to its clients. In dealing with the day-to-day operations of a survey research firm, personally supervising the conduct of research on thousands of projects, Maggie's attention to detail is greatly refined. One of Maggie's greatest accomplishments was being named a "data detective" by company founder Bill Hamilton. For two election cycles she was the assistant director for Buying Time, Inc., a former Hamilton Campaigns affiliate, planning and purchasing radio and television time for the company's statewide, congressional, and issue-oriented campaigns.
Over the past fifteen years, Maggie has served as project director for most of the firm's international clients, both in Eastern Europe (Baltic states, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Bulgaria) and in the Caribbean, where she has become a specialist in setting up on-the-ground research operations in island countries (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba).
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Maryland. Born and raised in DC and a die-hard Redskins fan, she now lives in Arlington, Virginia (until the team in Florida persuades her to move down south).