Missy Egelsky is a Senior Vice President at GQR and brings two decades of experience providing research and strategic advice for domestic political campaigns and organizations advocating on a variety of issues, including reproductive rights, workers’ rights, education, the environment, and the economy.
Egelsky has advised and conducted research for dozens of statewide, congressional, and local races. She works with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Maggie Hassan (NH), the only two women to serve as both governor and U.S. Senator in American history, as well as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM). In 2017, she led the polling to help elect Joyce Craig as Manchester, NH’s first female mayor. In 2018, Egelsky helped to elect 3 new members of Congress, including Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY).
In addition, Egelsky provides polling and strategy for independent expenditure campaigns for EMILY’s List and House Majority PAC, as well as a broad spectrum of organizations including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, National Education Association, American Cancer Society, and John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
Egelsky joined GQR as an intern in 1998, and has worked her way up through the ranks, serving in nearly every role from data programmer to junior analyst to senior leader along the way. 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.