John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International to speak at Upcoming Peer Learning Network

John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International to speak at Upcoming Peer Learning Network

     Peer Learning Network (PLN) will feature renowned polling expert Mr. John Zogby, president and CEO of polling and public research company, Zogby International. In his presentation entitled, “The Way We Will Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream," Zogby will offer a thought-provoking, interactive session regarding the future of culture, politics, and economics on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 8:00 - 11:00 am at Southern Nazarene University in the Royce Brown, Lecture Hall located at 6729 NW 39th Expressway in Bethany, OK 73008. Campus Map.

President and CEO of Zogby International, John Zogby remains by all accounts the hottest pollster in the United States today.  "All hail Zogby, the maverick predictor who beat us all," proclaimed The Washington Post in November 1996 after Zogby alone called that presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. In the recent razor-thin 2000 elections, daily national tracking polls conducted by Zogby International in the last few weeks foretold a tightening of the race for president while nearly all other polling firms projected an easy victory for Gov. George W. Bush.  In his post election 2000 review, the acclaimed Godfrey Sperling, columnist for the Christian Science Monitor called John Zogby "champion pollster."  

In 1996, Zogby came within one-tenth of 1 percent of the presidential result  - the best performance turned in by any of the pollsters.  Since then, he has polled for Reuters News Agency and NBC News. His clients include MSNBC, CNBC, The New York Post, Fox News, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Gannett News Service, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Albany Times Union, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cincinnati Post, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Rochester Democrat, the Syracuse Herald, and nearly every daily newspaper in New York, as well as television stations throughout the U.S.

He has been praised as "the most accurate pollster" (Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today), "respected" and "pioneering" (Albany Times Union), "the pace setter in the polling business" (New York Post), and "the big winner in 1996" (Campaigns and Elections and the O'Leary/Kamber Report).  

Zogby regularly appears on all three nightly network news programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America and is a frequent guest for Fox News and MSNBC specials, along with Hardball with Chris Matthews. He also is a regular political commentator or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation. 

He has been spoofed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. The highpoint of his life was 2004 appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been profiled in the New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, Inc., and Investors' Business Daily.

His analytical expertise has been published on the opinion pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and Boston Globe. He is also a founding contributor to the prestigious website, The Huffington Post.

Following his correct call in the 1997 New Jersey gubernatorial election, The Houston Chronicle exclaimed, "and the winner again is John Zogby." Mary Matalin, host of her own national radio show, calls Zogby the "prince of pollsters," and Barry Farber has declared him "America's Pollmaster General." 

He has also distinguished himself in Canada where he alone called the popular vote victory of the Liberals over the Parti Quebecois in the Quebec election of 1998. He was the first pollster to see a victory for Vicente Fox in the 2000 Mexican election, and triumphed in the 2001 Israeli election being the only pollster to call the 26-point margin victory of defense minister, Ariel Sharon. Zogby further distinguished himself by polling the Iran Presidential election closer than even the Iran News Agency. 

He is the author of a forthcoming portrait of the new American consumer, which will be published by Random House in October of 2007. 

Zogby holds degrees in history from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University and has taught history for 25 years. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Le Moyne College and received the distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. In 2005, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from State University of New York and the Graduate School of Union University. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and serves as the first-ever Senior Fellow of the Catholic University Life Cycle Institute in Washington, DC.

Zogby is a much-sought-after lecturer and panelist.  A combination of dynamic intellect and engaging style has made him the speaker of choice for universities, organizations and corporations throughout the world.    

He has polled, researched and consulted for a wide spectrum of business media, government, and political groups including Coca Cola, Microsoft, CISCO Systems, Philip Morris, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, MCI, Reuters America, and the United States Census Bureau since 1984. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Biotechnology for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Power.

About The Peer Learning Network Established by Southern Nazarene University in 1995, The Peer Learning Network brings together the CEOs and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based organizations who have committed to be Major Partners in The Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development. Members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas, and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma organization representatives.

For more information, contact the Peer Learning Network Office at the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University 6729 NW 39th Expressway in Bethany, OK 73008.  Phone: 405-717-6220 or Email: ziglarcenter@snu.edu or pln@snu.eduCampus Map.  Visit www.ziglarcenter.com/pln-presents