Kara Douma joins TargetPoint Consulting with 25 years of experience in survey research and is fortunate to count TargetPoint founder, Alex Gage, as an early mentor. Kara’s background includes work in state government, political campaigns, and public policy as well.
She’s conducted research for a diverse set of clientele including: state and local governments, non-profits state associations, hospitals, financial institutions, energy companies, the Michigan Republican Party, Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee, the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee, Michigan State Chamber, and federal and state candidates.
As Research Director, Kara is involved in every aspect of the survey research process from drafting of surveys and data analysis to reporting of survey research. She previously held positions in the with Marketing Resource Group, Michigan State Senate and Public Sector Consultants and worked for some of the largest and most respected Republican polling firms in the country as an independent contractor during key election cycles. This includes managing the polling for the Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee in 1998 and 2002.
Kara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors from Michigan State University and was a Patricia Roberts Harris Graduate Fellow in Public Administration at MSU where she received the Pi Alpha Alpha award from The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. She received formal survey research training through the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute for Survey Research.