VITALE and his firm, Vitale & Associates, offers his public affairs clients 20 years of experience in the disciplines of stakeholder communications, campaign management, zoning & land-use, community outreach and technology, with a primary expertise in polling/market research. V&A serves more than 75 corporate and non-profit clients in industry areas including energy, real estate development, transportation, education, health care, tourism, labor law, and natural resources.
In the most recent years , Vitale has served as a pollster, and a strategy and communications consultant to dozens of campaigns and corporate brands including: work on behalf of natural gas interests such as Encana, the American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), and the Bill Barrett Corporation; winning school bond campaigns for RBC Dain Rauscher; consulting on renewable energy projects in solar power development; communications consulting on multi-billion dollar real estate development projects for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the Ginn Development Corporation; market research for Poly-America (a nation-leading producer of environmental products); managing a statewide ballot measure campaign for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; and serving as a pollster to the winning FasTracks campaign to build a $4.7 billion dollar light-rail system throughout the Metro Denver area.Vitale has also provided political polling and campaign strategy advice for more than fifty candidates for elective office in the last three election cycles.
Prior to launching his firm in Colorado, Todd served three years as an executive with the Washington DC based public affairs consulting firm Grassroots Enterprise, Inc. Vitale helped establish and grow the emerging firm that uses technology to win public policy issue campaigns and manage stakeholders on behalf of large companies, coalitions and non-profit organizations.
Prior to his work with Grassroots, Vitale spent seven years as a senior consultant at one of the most respected political research firms in the country. As a Vice President and Partner with The Tarrance Group, based in Washington D.C., Vitale helped develop and direct polling programs for ten winning statewide campaigns and more than thirty winning congressional campaigns. Some of Vitale’s professional highlights there included great success in 1998 as a director of polling on behalf of Bill Owens, the first Republican elected as Governor of Colorado in nearly three decades. Vitale’s polling and campaign experience also included research on behalf of two Presidential campaigns, the nationwide benchmark political research, The Battleground Poll, and as well as for the U.S. News & World Report survey research program. Vitale also developed an expertise in qualitative research, having designed and moderated nearly one hundred focus groups during his career, as well as having conducted his old firm’s first Internet focus group in 1999.
Vitale got his start in public affairs in Washington D.C. serving as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Nick Smith of Michigan and as a policy aide in several congressional campaigns. Vitale has also served on Executive Boards for the Urban Land Institute, the American Association of Political Consultants; he has also been throughout his career a frequent panelist at political forums and conferences, and has been quoted in publications including The Denver Post and the Denver Business Journal. Vitale has also served as an expert witness on the subject of research in Colorado’s State Administrative Law Court.
Vitale was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and was chosen in 2004 as one of Metro Denver’s top young leaders, as part of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program. And, most recently, Vitale was recognized by The Colorado Statesman, as one of the “Fifty for the Future.”
Vitale earned his B.A. in International Business from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He also was a student and teacher’s assistant for polling classes in the Masters program at the George Washington University’s School of Political Management.