American Viewpoint Announces New Partnership with Andy Blunt; Randall Gutermuth Named President

Alexandria, VA – American Viewpoint announced today that Andy Blunt is partnering with the firm as Director of Strategic Development, expanding the Republican polling firm’s reach in the public affairs, advocacy and business sectors.

“I’ve worked with Andy for nearly two decades and his strategic insight, commitment to clients, steady leadership and ability to win tough issues and campaigns is rare.  We are excited about the tremendous value he will bring to the American Viewpoint team as we continue to grow,” said American Viewpoint Executive Chairman/CEO Linda DiVall. 

Andy Blunt, founder and chairman of Statehouse Strategies, is a nationally-recognized government relations strategist.  Blunt founded Statehouse Strategies, a rapidly-growing government relations firm, in 2015. Managing the successful statewide campaigns for Governor Matt Blunt in 2004 and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt in 2010 and 2016, he is one of the most successful campaign managers in modern Missouri history.

“I’ve known Linda and Randy for many years and American Viewpoint has always been my preferred company for polling and strategy.  I’ve seen firsthand the actionable data and expertise they deliver for clients.  The campaigns and initiatives on which we’ve collaborated have always benefited from their strategic counsel.  I am excited about this new partnership, which will help American Viewpoint grow, and most importantly, help our clients achieve their goals,” Andy Blunt said.

Andy Blunt’s focus will be on continuing to grow American Viewpoint’s public affairs polling practice as well as to work with DiVall and Gutermuth on new and existing political clients.

DiVall also announced that Randall Gutermuth has been named President of the firm. 

“I am excited to work with Linda, Andy and the entire team to help American Viewpoint grow in both the corporate and political arenas.  We will continue to be an industry leader in providing accurate data and actionable analyses, while giving our clients the individualized attention they’ve come to expect” said Gutermuth. 

Gutermuth has been with American Viewpoint for 16 years and has a wide range of corporate clients in industries ranging from health care to the energy sector as well as political clients at every level across the country.

About American Viewpoint:  American Viewpoint is one of the most widely-respected public opinion research firms in the United States today.  The firm has been repeatedly recognized for its successes including receipt of the AAPC Campaign Excellence Award for Republican Pollster of the Year in 2014.

Founded in 1985 by Linda DiVall, the company has established a national reputation for outstanding research in politics, corporate affairs, public policy and government relations and has helped elect numerous U.S. Senators, Members of Congress and other elected officials across the country.