US Campaign Successes:
US Presidential Election, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000 victories Various roles: coordination, campaign staff member, advisor, writer and pollster
US Senate Campaign in California and Washington, victories in 1982 Role: pollster
US Congressional campaign victories: several from California to New Hampshire From 1982- present Role: pollster/ advisor
US Governor campaign victories in California 1982, 2003 Role pollster/ consultant
Statewide ballot victories in California, 1982 Role: pollster
Consultant to President and Mrs. Havel, Czech Republic 1992-1994
Advisor to two Slovenian Prime Ministers and their victorious campaigns, 2000-2008 Advisor to several campaigns in Slovenia, 2008-2014
Analyst and commentator on campaigns and elections to various US national news outlets 1994-current
Victory rate of success: 82%
❖ Mr. Keshishian enjoys an international reputation as a chief executive, a paradigm-busting strategist and critical thinker and as a technologist who has created significant value for shareholders and partners alike. In the venerable tradition of pursuing excellence in both professional and scholarly endeavors, Mr. Keshishian has also made a distinguished mark in quantitative political and economic science and in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.
❖ In a series of pre-election speeches to the Business Forums International in Newport Beach, Mr. Keshishian correctly predicted the electoral and popular vote outcome for President-elect Trump, including the prediction of a victory in PA and NC; this outcome was also shared with an incredulous Charlie Cook at a “New Majority” Luncheon speaking series on the 2016 elections.
❖ Mr. Keshishian has dispensed, and continues to dispense, political and campaign advice to Prime Ministers, US Senators, Governors and Congressmen on a discretionary basis.
❖ Mr. Keshishian’s career has also included stints as a member of President Reagan’s polling and strategy team from 1981-1982, allowing him to analyze WH polling data and author presentations to the President and memoranda to senior WH and RNC officials. In 1983, Mr. Keshishian was invited to join President Reagan’s vaunted speechwriting team as a junior staff member on a private fellowship.
❖ Mr. Keshishian has also serviced as a guest speaker on subjects ranging from oriental textiles to international law and venture capital, delivered at the University of Oregon School of Law and School of Business, University of Alaska, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Dayton Law School and Vanguard University in Orange County, CA.
❖ Mr. Keshishian is fluent in German and Armenian and has working knowledge in the Slavic languages.
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❖ Mr. Keshishian was educated at the College of the University of Chicago;
Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences;
Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where he was one of the top ten designated Wilson scholars.
At Yale Law School, Mr. Keshishian was awarded his Juris Doctorate and served as an editor of the Law and Policy Review, and was active in the Federalist Society, moot court, the Jerome Frank legal services organization, and the Phi Delta Phi honorary legal fraternity.
He has been the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards. He is a standing member in the fraternity of Phi Delta Gamma.