Stefan Hankin, Founder & President

Stefan Hankin is the Founder and President of Lincoln Park Strategies. Stefan has nearly two decades of experience in market research, data analytics, communications strategy, and public opinion polling and analysis for clients that range from America’s Promise to the City of Los Angeles to Raytheon to the Southern Environmental Law Center. 

Stefan began his research career at the National Association of Home Builders Research Center and honed his skills in qualitative and quantitative research skills at Peter D Hart Research, Widmeyer Communications, and brilliant corners Research. During his career, he was part of the polling team that helped Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States, and has led research projects in more than 25 countries and all 50 states (and two U.S. territories).

Since founding Lincoln Park Strategies, Stefan has put data into action for Fortune 500 companies, foundations, national non-profits, local governments, as well as political candidates at the federal and state level. As someone who is never comfortable reaffirming the status quo, Stefan works to innovate the way data is used regardless of the size of an organization or the scope of the project. In addition to founding Lincoln Park Strategies, he is also the co-founder of Trendency Research (a dynamic modeling research platform) and Cube Root Data (a data capture firm). 

Stefan’s research and analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Christian Science Monitor as well as political outlets such as Politico and National Journal. He has also appeared on numerous radio and TV programs including ABC News, C-SPAN, and CTV in Canada discussing his research and opinions.

A native of the Boston area, Stefan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and now resides with his wife and two daughters in Washington, DC. He is a recovering rugby player and serves on the planning committee for the major annual fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank.