Who We Are

Regina A. Corso, President/Founder

Regina Corso

Regina is viewed as the nation’s premier public release expert with nearly 20 years of experience leading surveys and research projects for PR and communications programs. She is the source of more than 2,500 public release surveys, quoted in hundreds of U.S. and international media outlets – ranging from USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN to Fox News, BBC, and Investors’ Business Daily, and more. Regina has also partnered with numerous clients on co-presenting data results at press conferences.

Prior to the launch of her own firm, Regina served as SVP, The Harris Poll, one of the nation’s leading independent barometers of public opinion, at Harris Interactive. She oversaw all the research for Public Relations firms and all public release studies. In this role she created many of the specialty omnibus surveys there such as the IT Decision Maker omnibus, the Parent omnibus and the Major Markets omnibus. Some client highlights include a national survey of more than 15,000 U.S. adults matching U.S. Census data by zip code for State Farm, a survey of college students and parents of grade schoolers about the future of STEM education in the U.S. on behalf of Microsoft and a survey of trial lawyers in the U.S. ranking the 50 states on their trial environment for the Institute of Legal Reform at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Regina also served as head of corporate communications for Harris liaising with the media, discussing both general research issues as well as specific research studies for clients. Just a few of her many clients include the American Dental Association, Dell, Macy's, U.S. Travel Association, Staples and GM.

Prior to Harris, Regina was based in Washington, D.C. and was VP at Vox Populi Communications working primarily with energy, environmental, gaming and healthcare clients. She was also the Director of Research for The Hawthorn Group, a public affairs firm and began her research career at The Luntz Research Companies.

Regina’s work in politics began with her work for President George H.W. Bush’s re-election effort. After the re-election campaign, she then worked for Senator Hank Brown (R-CO) and the Republican Governors’ Association. Regina received her B.A. in political science from Skidmore College and a J.D. from Georgetown University. She also received an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University and has also completed all course work and comprehensive exams towards a Ph.D. in political science at American University. A native New Yorker, Regina grew up above her family’s Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s Little Italy.

Andrew Edwards, SVP, PR and Communications Research

Andrew brings an extensive background to Regina Corso Consulting combining more than a decade’s work in both the public relations/public affairs world and the survey/market research worlds. His specific expertise lies in specializing research for public release. He has worked across a wide spectrum of topics ranging from technology to health care to B2B for 37 of the Fortune 100, more than 300 PR firms, non-profits, start-ups and educational institutions. Andrew has consulted on surveys that have appeared in the nation’s most prominent media outlets: The Washington Post, CNN, Forbes, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and on the Today show. In addition, Andrew also works with communications professionals on non-branded communications campaigns, internal communications efforts, brand and message testing.

As the author of the educational session titled “PR Professionals and Research: Showing How the Two Work Together,” Andrew has presented at hundreds of PR firms, corporations, PRSA events and communications graduate and undergraduate programs. During the session, Andrew coaches professionals on how to successfully develop survey concepts and ideas aimed to drive national, local and social media efforts, thought leadership opportunities, internal communications and sales/marketing efforts.

Prior to his current role, Andrew was Vice President at Harris Interactive consulting with more than 250 PR firms and their clients on communications-focused research and surveys. Some clients include Edelman Public Relations, Ruder Finn, H&K Strategies, Weber Shandwick, Waggener Edstrom, Pfizer, Microsoft, Honeywell, LEGO, GM, EggLand’s Best, Roche, United Healthcare, Verizon, Amazon, T-Mobile, MasterCard, State Farm, and IMAX. Andrew also worked in public relations for 12 years starting at Edelman while later holding senior level VP positions at Ruder Finn, Porter Novelli and Ketchum.

Andrew received his B.A. in political science from The Catholic University of America in 1994 and his M.A. in Congressional Studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1996. During these years, he held internships with Senator Bob Kerry (D-Nebraska), Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), The Irish National Caucus and The British House of Commons.