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Leading Pollster to Speak at Mercer’s Executive Forum on Thursday


November 2, 2010

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or

ATLANTA/MACON — Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will feature Frank Luntz, the most quoted pollster in America, on Thursday in Atlanta and Macon. He will give lunch presentation at the Capital City Club at 12:30 p.m. and a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on Mercer’s Macon campus.

More media outlets have turned to Dr. Luntz for focus groups and consulting than to any other political pollster, making him one of the most honored political and communication professionals in America today. In addition to having worked with ABC News, NBC News, PBS, the BBC, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Luntz has written and supervised more than 400 surveys for political and corporate clients around the world.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in history and political science, and was named a Thouron Fellow. Dr. Luntz earned his doctorate in politics at the age of 25 from Oxford University. He spoke for 24 straight hours as part of the Oxford Union Society’s Guinness Book of World Records debate. In the spring of 1993, Dr. Luntz was named a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the second-youngest individual ever to receive this honor.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization and is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. For more on membership, call in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-4169 or visit

About the Executive Forum, Presented by BB&T
The Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-4169 or visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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