Meet the Woman behind Some Big GOP Names
Get to Know the 2017 National Convention Speakers
Name: Linda DiVall
Occupation: Executive Chair and CEO, American Viewpoint
Education: Arizona State University
As American Viewpoint’s founder, Linda DiVall has provided effective strategies to both political and corporate clients for more than 30 years. DiVall was the first Republican woman to launch a political survey research and strategy firm.
American Viewpoint’s research and strategic direction has helped to elect more than 50 members of Congress. DiVall’s clients have included Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO); former Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Richard Lugar (R-IN), and Jim Talent (R-MO); former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; and current Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
DiVall has also conducted research on behalf of the Republican Governors Association, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the Republican National Committee. Her strategic insight has been utilized on policy issues of Social Security, Medicare, retirement security, and health care as well as providing guidance to the GOP on gender gap strategies. Her corporate clients have included Altria, Anthem, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Monsanto, the American Petroleum Institute, PBS, AARP, and the American Automotive Policy Council.
From 1988 until 2015, DiVall led American Viewpoint’s research as a member of the polling team for every GOP presidential nominee.
She originally hails from Mount Prospect, Illinois, in suburban Chicago and is an honors graduate of Arizona State University. She is a board member of the Virginia State Golf Association.
Hear Linda DiVall speak at the 2017 National Convention Friday, June 16, 8:45–10:15 a.m.!
Linda DiVall will speak at the Plenary Session I on Friday, June 16, in a discussion with Celinda Lake, moderated by AAUW’s Interim Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, Anne Hedgepeth.