About Us

America Rising Corporation is a research and communications firm whose mission is to produce the content necessary to wage effective earned and paid media strategies. We do this by providing in-depth research reports, video tracking, media monitoring, and consulting through on-demand and subscription-based plans and platforms.

Founded in 2013, America Rising has worked with more than 500 different organizations and candidates to win races up and down the ballot nationwide.

Meet the Leaders of America Rising

Our team is committed to helping provide opportunities for our clients throughout their campaigns.

Joe Pounder

Founder & CEO

Jeff Larson


Aaron Baer

Chief Operating Officer

Allan Blutstein

SVP - Director of FOIAs/Public Records

Robert Buckley

SVP - Director of Client Services and House Research

Jillian Davidson

SVP - Director of Client Services and State Research

Blair Gremillion

Vice President - Director of War Room Operations

Julia Griswold

Development Director

Julia Hoy

Research Director, State Research

Christy Paavola

SVP - Research Director, House Research

Carter Reese

SVP - Director of Client Services and Senate Research

Kyle Reliford

Chief Research Officer

Kyle Sisenstein

SVP - Research Director, Senate

Christina Van Horn

SVP - Director of Client Services and Accountability Research

Jared Wheeler

Senior Director - Research Director, State Research