Managing Director, Client Growth, Intelligence
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Dave Knaus is a managing director at Penta, where he leads teams that help clients measure and optimize their government and external relations strategies across a variety of industries and sectors.
Dave is a veteran communicator with over a decade of advocacy, campaign, and market and public opinion research experience. Prior to joining Ballast, he was Senior Director at Seven Letter, an award-winning public affairs firm based in Washington. Previously, he was a senior campaign aide to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and worked for top Republican pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz, managing research projects dissecting the mindsets of consumers and voters in the U.S. and abroad.
Dave graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. When he’s not working, he can be found exploring the great outdoors.