Steve Grand, Institute of Politics Fellow

Steve Grand is co-founder and President of Wilson Grand Communications, a political and corporate media, research and strategic consulting firm, with offices in Washington DC and the Bay Area in California. Founded in 1985, Wilson Grand Communications provides strategic advice, research and planning coupled with creative, persuasive, winning media for political and corporate clients.   Grand is one of only a few consultants in the industry who has both a strong background in research and a proven expertise in media production, strategy and planning. He has advised corporations as well as Governors, Senators, Congressmen, political parties, Prime Ministers and Presidents and other elected and appointed officials on policy decisions in new technologies, education, telecommunications, broadcasting, computers, intellectual property, health care, the environment, transportation, tourism, the economy, election law, and public perception of government as well as conducting message development and deployment. Nationally and internationally, Grand has produced media and managed the people and resources in over 800 federal, state and local campaigns including races for Prime Minister, President, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Governor, Secretary of State, Atty. General, State House and Senate, Mayor and City Council as well as dozens of public affairs campaigns. He has done research, media production and strategic planning in 42 states and twenty countries. He has won 6 Telly awards and 5 Pollie awards for excellence in media production – including the 2008 Telly Award for the best corporate branding campaign of the year and the 2010 Gold Pollie Award for best political/public affairs television ad of the year.   A Rotary Scholar in England, Grand also holds a BA (magna cum laude) from Harvard University, a Masters in Communications Management, a Masters in Research Methodology and a Ph.D. in Communications from the Annenberg School for Communications at University of Southern California.