As a Partner at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Al Quinlan delivers strategic consulting and issue management to political campaigns, issue groups, and companies. He has extensive experience conducting strategic research focusing on many issues, including health care, education, energy, and media consumption for both public and private sector organizations.
He provides research and strategic advice to six current Senators, including Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Gary Peters, who won heavily targeted races in 2014. He works with Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), and Tom Udall (NM). His former Senate clients include Tim Johnson (SD), Tom Daschle (SD), Chris Dodd (CT), Jeff Bingaman (NM), and Joe Lieberman (CT).
Quinlan also advises and conducts research for party organizations and issue groups, including some of the DCCC’s and DSCC’s most competitive races over the past 12 years.
He also has experience developing and executing campaign strategies for successful Governors. He helped Governor Maggie Hassan (NH) win a tough primary and general election in 2012 and then win reelection in a very tough 2014 environment. Quinlan advised Governors John Lynch (NH), Ed Rendell (PA), and Bill Richardson (NM) during their campaigns and time in office over the past decade.
His nonprofit clients include many respected foundations such as the Joyce Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the League of Conservation Voters, Third Way, Trust for America’s Health, and Humanity United.
Quinlan oversees issue research and strategy development for several large health care providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Cooper University Health Care. He has conducted consumer research for the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com, Univision, ESPN, General Motors, among others.
He is the author of several commentaries, including “How Democrats Can Win the Economic Debate by Making Small Business the Center of Their Agenda,” “Prevention Now For a Healthier Future,” and “Authenticity Matters Most.” Quinlan has also authored the following reports: “New Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust For America’s Health Poll on Childhood Obesity” and “American Public Supports Investment in Prevention As Part of Health Care Reform.”
Quinlan received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts. In 2004, he was awarded Penn State Behrend’s most prestigious award, the Alumni Fellowship.