GRIC Emerging Professionals Development Series – David Coletto, CEO and Founder of Abacus Data

November 20, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:03pm EST

 (In-person, hosted at a location in downtown Ottawa)

The GRIC Emerging Professionals Series is designed to support new and young Government Relations professionals in smaller group settings through two-way discussions that allow participants to ask their burning questions of senior leaders and meet peers. As Government Relations professionals much of your work is influenced and informed by public opinion polling, that’s why on November 20th GRIC will be hosting an in-person session with one of Canada’s leading pollsters, David Coletto.

David Coletto, CEO and Founding Partner, Abacus Data

David is one of Canada’s best known and most respected public opinion analysts, pollsters, and social researchers. He works with some of North America’s biggest and most respected brands, associations, and unions and is frequently called upon by news organizations to assess public opinion as events happen.

“Coletto is the CEO of Abacus Data, and in my opinion the best pollster in the country…He has a knack for knowing exactly what people want and respond to.” – Ottawa Citizen, October 28, 2022

Earning a PhD in Political Science from the University of Calgary in 2010, David is an expert on survey research methodology, voting behaviour, and the intersection of public opinion and public policy. He is a professor in the Graduate Program of Political Management at Carleton University where he teaches courses in polling, political marketing, and designing public affairs strategies.

Outside of Abacus, David is also involved in his community. He’s a member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Riverkeeper and on the policy committee of Imagine Canada. Obsessed with all things cycling, David brings his bike anywhere he can, exploring the landscape, food, and people of places all around the world. He is also active and a sponsor of Canada’s only professional cycling team Toronto Hustle.

RSVP today by emailing GRIC Corporate Secretary, Hardave Birk. Space is limited so we encourage you to confirm your interest as soon as possible and details on location will follow.