Full Name
Kristen Soltis Anderson
Job Title
Founding Partner
Echelon Insights
Speaker Bio
Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

Kristen is Founding Partner of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm that serves brands, trade associations, nonprofits, and political clients. Through her work at Echelon, she regularly advises corporate and government leaders on polling and messaging strategy, and has become one of the foremost experts on the Millennial generation. She also leads focus groups for The New York Times’ opinion section “America in Focus” series.

Kristen is also a frequent speaker to corporate and political audiences about emerging public opinion trends, having presented at major events such as the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Kristen is host of SiriusXM’s “The Trendline with Kristen Soltis Anderson” on their nonpartisan P.O.T.U.S politics channel. She is an on-air political contributor at CNN and previously has been a contributor to Fox News Channel and ABC News. She has appeared on programs such as The Daily Show, Meet The Press and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. She currently writes the newsletter Codebook on Substack has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times and more.

In 2016, Kristen was named one of ELLE’s “Most Compelling Women in Washington,” and in 2013 she was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World”. She has been featured in Marie Claire’s “New Guard”, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.

Kristen has served as a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in 2014 and Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service in 2022. She received her Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University (with “Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes” honors) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.

She serves on the board of directors of Lincoln Network, a technology policy think-tank. She also serves on the advisory boards of a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations including ClearPath and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. She is a member of the Economic Club of Washington.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Kristen now resides in Washington, DC with her husband Chris, daughter Ellie and her golden retriever Wally. In her free time, she enjoys growing chili peppers, watching motorsports, and cheering for the Florida Gators.
Kristen Soltis Anderson