Melissa Egelsky


Vice President

Missy Egelsky provides research and strategic advice for domestic political campaigns, issue organizations and other groups advocating on a variety of topics, including women’s health, workers’ rights, education, and the environment. In 2006 and again in 2008, Egelsky led the firm’s work with the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families. Egelsky directed the qualitative and quantitative research that helped the coalition form a strategy to twice defeat attempts to ban abortion in South Dakota. Both laws went down to resounding defeats among one of the most conservative electorates in the nation.  

Egelsky joined the firm as an intern in 1998.  From 1999 through 2001, Ms. Egelsky served as a data programmer for the firm, working with a broad range of political and organizational clients, including the 2000 Gore-Lieberman campaign, Prime Minister Tony Blair’s 2001 re-election campaign in Great Britain, and dozens of statewide and local races.  She is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Arts in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.