Core Decision Analytics (CODA) is the opinion research and advanced analytics division of the Core Strategic Group, a premier holding company comprised of the best political, public affairs, and association management practitioners in the world.
Miranda Pinto joined the CSG team as our Administrative Services Director. Miranda brings nearly 15 years of experience in administrative management which includes finances, human resources, employee development, and office management.
13 years as Administrative Accounting Assistant/Office Manager for private educators
Two years as Office Manager for a mergers and acquisitions firm
Obtaining a degree in Business Administration
Office & Finance Assistant
Based in our Sacramento office, Caitlin serves as a Finance and Office Assistant. In that capacity she helps with various financial services support functions as well as general administrative duties.
12 years of customer service experience in health club and retail industries
4 years of administrative experience for health club executives
4 years of experience assisting health club finance department
AA in Business Administration from Sierra College
AA in Accounting from Sierra College
Director of Marketing
Rachael DiCicco has more than six years of experience in developing strategic communications plans for corporate and public affairs clients. She has led grassroots public relations efforts throughout California, including cultivating relationships with reporters and developing relevant proactive and reactive messaging. In her role as Director of Marketing for Core Strategic Group, Rachael is responsible for managing all aspects of marketing and supporting the networking, prospecting, and new business development efforts. Rachael works directly with every CSG company to develop and implement effective marketing plans to maintain each agency’s reputation.
One year as Director of Marketing for Core Strategic Group
Six years in public affairs, public relations, multicultural communications and marketing with FSB Public Affairs and Edelman
Expertise in automotive, health care, financial, food and beverage, civil justice reform and environmental issues
Communications Committee Member, MetroEDGE
Member, Women of Sacramento Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relation, California State University, Chico
Minor in Psychology, California State University, Chico
Jerry serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the firm. Based in Orange County, Jerry serves as General Manager of the Orange County office and leads business development efforts throughout the southern California region. Jerry possesses nearly 40 years of real estate and land use law, business and corporate law, political and government experience.
Nine years at Core Strategic Group
Ten years in public office, including Council Member, Mayor and as a Board Member and Chairman of several regional government agencies
Nearly 40 years of practicing law in complex transactions and litigation in California; Admitted to all California State and Federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Former Mayor, City of Tustin
Former Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors
Former Chairman of the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) Board of Directors
Former Member of LOSSAN Board of Directors
Past President, California League of Cities, Orange County Division
Past President, Association of California Cities, Orange County
Former Chair/Past Chair/Board Member of multiple Boards, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, The Irvine and Tustin Exchange Clubs and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, among others
Instructor / Lecturer on Public Policy at various So. Cal Universities & Colleges
Former member of the Association of California Cities Emeritus Council
Current Chair of Heroes and Healthy Families
Former Host, The City Square radio show on OC Talk Radio
Current Host, Java with Jerry Radio Show / Podcast
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, UCLA
Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law
Kristy is the Chief Talent Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Core Strategic Group. She is an expert at developing integrated communication campaigns for corporate, government and nonprofit clients including Ford Motor Company, Western Carwash Association, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, California Travel Association and the Dairy Council of California. Kristy is currently enrolled in the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) program.
12 years with the Core Strategic Group Family of Companies
20 years public relations/public affairs, political campaign management, and association management experience
A leader in strategic design, branding, message development and community-based outreach
Former Director of Communications, Dairy Council of California
Former Project Manager, The Hoyt Company
Past Board Director, Folsom Chamber of Commerce
Honorary Board Member, Raley’s Food for Families
Volunteer, Friends of the NICU
Wife and mom to two awesome boys
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University California Davis
CEO, Core strategic Group
Jeff is the CEO of Core Strategic Group and the Senior Partner in the firm. He oversees all aspects of the firm, including client services, project management, business development, and managing the business. Jeff has extensive experience in public relations and political campaigns.
12 years with Core Strategic Group (including predecessor company)
30 years public relations/public affairs/political campaign/government experience
11 years in the State Legislature, managing campaigns including those of the Chief of Staff and Political Director at Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle’s office
Former Vice President at Russo, Marsh+Rogers, Inc.
Former CEO of Flint Communications
President and Board Chairman, Placer United Soccer Club (2013-Present), Board member since 2010
Husband to an amazing wife and dad to five wonderful kids Education:
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Caltech
Chief Client Service Office
Cherri has managed day-to-day efforts and multi-million dollar budgets on behalf of a number of statewide and local initiative and referendum campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, local government agencies, non-profit organizations and associations.
Since 2012 she has lead the firm’s Latino Outreach and Spanish-Language team. Assimilating to the language and culture through study and living abroad, Cherri has spent much of her career developing and implementing culturally appropriate strategies for her clients. Her extensive experience and sage counsel makes her the go-to choice for clients seeking to deliver their messages to the Latino community.
Her record of success coupled with her unique collaborative approach to ballot initiative campaigns and traditional corporate public affairs programs has earned her a national reputation for being an intentional, strategic leader and a masterful tactical implementor. Cherri’s passion, dedication and vivacious spirit makes her a client favorite.
Seven years with FSB Core Strategies
20 years in public relations, public affairs, multicultural communications and ballot initiative campaigns with Porter Novelli, Edelman, VSP and California State University, Chico
Experienced in health care, education, transportation, insurance, tort reform, land use and patient advocacy issues
Served as Campaign Manager or Deputy Campaign Manager for 15 Statewide, Regional, and Local Ballot Initiatives in Transportation, Education, Land Use, Public Safety, Health Care and Tort Reform Community Involvement:
Commissioner, Economic Development Commission, City of Lincoln
President, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Visit Placer
Board Member, Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center
Director at Large, CSU Chico Department of Public Relations & Journalism Advisory Board
Sustaining Member, Junior League of Sacramento
Member, California Women’s Leadership Association
Member, California State Railroad Museum Foundation
Member, Crocker Art Museum Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, California State University, Chico
Minor, Art History
Adam Rosenblatt is a proven expert at leveraging research and analytics to understand and influence opinion and behavior. Adam provides strategic research-based counsel to political and non-political clients and his experience spans from Fortune 500 corporations and prominent trade associations, to government agencies and major electoral campaigns. Campaigns & Elections magazine designated Adam as a non-partisan “Rising Star” and his work been recognized with multiple industry honors including Pollie Awards, Reed Awards, and the Telly Award. Adam has served as an Adjunct Professor of Research and Strategic Communications at American University in Washington DC, where he received a Master of Arts in Applied Politics.