The Director of the AP-NORC Center is Trevor Tompson. He is joined on the Center’s governing committee by Dan Gaylin, executive vice president of research programs at NORC. AP is represented on the committee by Michael Oreskes, vice president and senior managing editor for U.S. news, and by Sally Buzbee, chief of bureau, Washington, D.C.
The Center’s independent advisory committee is chaired by Paul J. Lavrakas, an industry leader with deep expertise in survey research for academic, media, and commercial institutions.
Strategic guidance for the Center is provided by communications specialist Ray Boyer, former assistant vice president of public affairs for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.