AUTHORS: Vincent Barabba
In an extraordinary career as political campaign survey researcher, business market researcher, intelligence gatherer, and knowledge developer, Vince Barabba has helped Governors, Congressmen and US Presidents – as well as the Boards of several of America’s leading corporations – take some critically important decisions.
In each role, he has taken plenty of those decisions himself.
Co-founder and chairman of Market Insight Corporation, Vince serves as a Commissioner of the California Citizen Redistricting Commission, and he is chairman of The State of the USA, a nonprofit corporation providing quality information to the American public on key changing societal, economic, and environmental conditions. He was, until 2003, General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Knowledge Development at General Motors, where he conceived and devised OnStar and MyProductAdvisor.
He is a Past President of the American Statistical Association.
Mr. Barabba twice served as director of the Census Bureau and is the only person to have been appointed to that position by presidents of different political parties. Between his government service and GM assignments, he served as manager of market research for Xerox and director of market intelligence for Eastman Kodak. In recognition of his private and public sector performance, he was been awarded: