NEWS9 August 2021

HIT Strategies appoints five staff

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US – Public opinion research firm HIT Strategies has had five staff members join the company, including David Kornahrens as senior director of research.

David Kornahrens

Kornahrens (pictured) was previously director of polling and modelling at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), where he worked on the most recent Democratic party election campaign for the US house of representatives.

As well as his role at the DCCC, Kornahrens has also worked for Tulchin Research, Feldman Group and Brilliant Corners.

Jermaine House has also been hired by HIT Strategies as senior director of communications.

House worked for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and has prior experience working in communications roles for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and as the southern regional press lead at the DCCC.

Joshua Doss has been appointed as an analyst, having previously been research analyst at Global Strategy Group and having worked on Kamala Harris’s staff during the 2019 Democratic primaries and director of African American outreach in South Carolina for former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

Doss will focus on helping clients with message development, emerging consumer trends and constituent values at HIT Strategies.

Sean Connor has been promoted client success manager at HIT Strategies, overseeing all sales and client-related activities. He was previously executive assistant.

Prior to his role at HIT Strategies, Connor provided strategic guidance and support to company executives on company growth and expansion.

Bex Pachl has joined as executive/research assistant to HIT Strategies co-founders and partners Roshni Nedungadi and Terrance Woodbury. She was previous at the American Civil Liberties Union.

HIT Strategies is a US millennial and minority-owned public opinion research firm, working on subjects such as increasing voting by mail and vaccination rates, and working with Democratic party candidates. 

Woodbury and Nedungadi said: “We are recruiting a world-class team that reflects the rapid diversification of America.

“Each brings a unique perspective and needed skill set that will enable HIT to continue to deliver important data and insight to our clients and audience.”