NEWS18 February 2019

GQR promotes two to VP

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US – GQR has made its senior director of digital strategy, Jiore Craig, and senior associate and director of state legislative programmes, Ethan Smith, vice-presidents.

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Craig (pictured) leads GQR’s digital practice supporting both US and international clients. She specialises in differentiating between online sentiment and wider general public opinion; creating grow online voter trust (GOVT)) programmes; disinformation detection and rapid response and implementing digital infrastructure in developing countries.

Since 2016, she has been an expert in helping campaigns understand the role of social media in elections.

For the past four years, Smith has led GQR’s state legislative programmes, helping win three new state legislative majorities and pick up dozens of seats across six chambers in Washington, Connecticut, Tennessee, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Prior to joining GQR, he worked on campaigns at all levels across the country, including serving as executive director of the PA House Democratic campaign committee. He is a leader in the LGBTQ community, working to increase the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government. 

GQR partners Anna Greenberg, Al Quinlan, Jeremy Rosner, and Elizabeth Sena said of the two promotions: “We are excited to have Jiore and Ethan take on elevated positions within the firm. They represent strong leadership at GQR and provide important voices in the progressive space. Both have proven records of winning and creating integrated campaigns that inspire action.”