Who We Are

Our company is comprised of many talented, hardworking professional staff coast to coast.  Over 35 professional and administrative personnel, and hundreds of campaign representatives work to earn our clients' trust every day.  Here are a few of our client-facing personnel:

Walter D. Clinton - Chairman & CEO

Walter (Wally) has implemented targeted, data-driven communications programs utilizing telephones and other communication mediums, for over 40 years. From political campaigns and grassroots advocacy to public affairs efforts, his successes and involvement have reached all 50 states, South and Central America, Canada and Mexico.

He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Political Consultants, as well as serving on the Board of that group, been Vice President of International Association for Practical Politics, and is a Member and former board member of the International Association of Political Consultants. 

Jack Klemmer - Account Executive

As part of the ADG Advocacy Account Team, Jack is responsible for building relationships with new clients, developing solutions for their advocacy and grassroots needs, and seeing the programs through to a winning outcome.  Jack has worked extensively on Capitol Hill with Congressional staff, and has broad experience coordinating advocacy programs for large Associations, Corporations and Non Profits. 

Jack has a B.A. in History from Catholic University.

Phone: (202) 223-4747 x27  |  Email:  jackk@americandirections.com


Jerry Karson - Chief Marketing Officer

Jerry has been a part of American Directions Group since 2003 and has been in the research business since 1995. With a diverse background in quantitative research including business development, client services, call center operations, project management, sales, pricing, quality assurance, and training, he has over 24 years’ experience in the operational and management issues in the field of market research and tele-services.

Prior to joining ADG, Jerry served as Vice-President of Field Operations at the Ipsos Group, an international research conglomerate. Jerry is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Marketing Research Association