Special post-election “Brews & Views” at HMB Company, Thurs


By on Tue, November 2, 2010

Special Post-Election Brews and Views on Nov 4: "What Just Happened?"—Free public forum welcomes guest Alex Evans, President and Founder of EMC Research with moderator Lenny Mendonca of McKinsey & Company.

Brews and Views is the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company’s regular series tackling public issues that affect us all, from California to Washington, DC. Founded and moderated by Lenny Mendonca, the founder of the Brewing Company and Director at McKinsey & Company, Brews and Views serves as both public forum and fundraiser for Coastside non-profit organizations.

On Thursday, November 4, the Brewing Company welcomes special guest Alex Evans, President and Founder of EMC Research, a recognized expert in California for all forms of opinion research, focus groups, voter polls, strategic design and development, and public policy analysis. The topic of discussion is the November 2nd midterm elections: the trends, voting patterns and results, from the local and state level to national races, and how the races might have been affected by the Tea Party movement.

Ten percent of proceeds from all dinner sales at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company that evening will be donated to Cabrillo Education Foundation.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
6 to 8 p.m.

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Calif.

Admission and snacks are complimentary. Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for sale at the event.

For more information: Call 650-728-2739 or visit http://www.hmbbrewingco.com  

Alex Evans is President and founding partner of EMC Research.  He has extensive experience in the design and execution of stratified proportional sampling plans, questionnaire development, all forms of opinion research, focus groups, voter polls, strategic design and development, and public policy analysis.
Mr. Evans has conducted over two thousand public opinion studies and has polled in every state and throughout the western United States. He has completed survey research at every level of politics and government and for large and small corporations, government institutions, and universities. Alex is considered one of the finest analysts of public opinion in the nation and is frequently asked to speak on the subject at some of the country’s top universities. He has directed accounts for some of the nation’s largest corporations, Presidential campaigns in this country and abroad, statewide elections, and hundreds of projects on regional and local issues.

Prior to forming EMC Research, Mr. Evans was Executive Vice President at Cambridge Survey Research (CSR) where he worked with world-renowned pollster Patrick H. Caddell.

Mr. Evans has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan. He also recently retired from the Richmond, Calif., City Council.

Lenny Mendonca
Director, McKinsey & Company
Founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Lenny Mendonca is a director in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm’s knowledge development. Mendonca is on the Shareholders’ Council of McKinsey and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications, including McKinsey Quarterly. He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Mendonca is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.