Ed Ledek is currently the Chief Research Officer / Co-Founder at Clear Insights Group. A public opinion research firm, headquartered in Lehi, Utah. He is directly involved and oversees a variety of tasks, involving both client facing activities and internal operations and data delivery. Ed has been a professional researcher since 1980. And, even before that, he was introduced to the world of public opinion, voting and polling as young boy and into his teenage years. Over his career, he has worked with the Census Bureau, full service research firms and field service operations firms. Ed has additionally held various leadership and volunteer positions within the MRA, PAPOR, AAPOR and the SWMRA. Additionally, he has worked with NGOs teaching an “Applied Research Methods” course in developing democracies around the world. In his “non-work” time, Ed enjoys reading, sports (participating and watching) and travel. He hopes to put his Brigham Young University (1984-1989) history degree to work in a more formal capacity — teaching High School students — when “done” with his research career. Ultimately, Ed’s length and breadth of experience across the research vertical, will assist in understanding both the needs of our MAPOR members and, in a broader context, how to succeed in today’s business climate.