Kristin Pondel

Kristin uses research to help clients craft their narrative, navigate and shape policy environments, brand and transform their identities, and manage crises. Specializing in translating data into strategy and communications, she leverages experience from domestic and global clients, including Fortune 500 companies, foundations, issue-advocacy groups, industry associations, and political candidates.

Prior to joining SKDK, Kristin worked on the public affairs team of one of the world’s largest research firms, GfK. She got her start at progressive polling and strategic communications firms, including the Glover Park Group. Her work on effectively targeting and connecting with women through political advertisements was awarded the Southern Political Science Association’s Marian Irish Award and the 2016 Political Research Quarterly Best Article award. Kristin has also coauthored analyses on the public opinion battleground for POLITICO.

Kristin holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Miami University.