Karl Agne is Senior Adviser to Democracy Corps and a founding partner of Gerstein Agne Strategic Communications, which provides "strategy, message, and research services to a variety of corporate, political, and non-profit clients. Agne specializes in the use of focus groups and in-depth interviews, as well as media testing and perception analyzer exercises, to gain greater insight into consumers' decision-making processes." 
Agne "directs all focus group research and analysis for the organization and is the author of Democracy Corps' regular report on polling and other public opinion research, providing strategic advice and insight into public attitudes to more than 9,000 elected officials and private-sector leaders at the federal, state, and local levels."
"Agne has conducted research for hundreds of political campaigns at every level, from municipal elections to congressional and gubernatorial contests to directing national research and message development for the Gore-Lieberman campaign. He began his research career as a Senior Associate with Greenberg Quinlan Research, the premier public opinion research firm providing strategic consultation and issue management for organizations and political parties throughout the world," his biographical note states. 
Agne received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and earned a Master of Arts in campaign management from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.