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Blue Nexus Group Leadership Team

LIZ LEBRON

Founder, President

Liz Lebron is the founder and president of Blue Nexus Group, a Latina-owned and led research, strategic communications, and public affairs firm. She is an experienced strategist, researcher, and storyteller with a background in election administration, government, media, advocacy, and academia. Liz founded BNG to develop data-based campaigns that mobilize voters and advance social change.

 

Prior to founding Blue Nexus Group, Liz worked as a communications strategist and researcher for over two decades in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Throughout her career, Liz has been an advocate for the Latino community and other communities of color. 

 

Liz developed and executed national marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and Forbes Global 2000 firms during her tenure in the private sector, including many projects that brought marketing and advertising dollars to the Latino consumer sector.

 

She served as the voter outreach manager for Pinellas County, Florida, during the 2020 election cycle, where she successfully led the transition from in-person to digital outreach during the pandemic. Her efforts were instrumental in nearly doubling the number of voters who cast their ballots by mail. 

 

Most recently, she led the research team at Voto Latino, where she shaped and implemented the organization’s research agenda and persuasion campaigns. She also led the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab, a project to study the impact of disinformation on the Latino community. 

 

She regularly offers congressional leaders policy guidance on the issues that matter most to Latino voters, represents the Latino community in discussions with influential bodies such as PEN America and Define American, and hosts briefings and workshops to share research findings and messaging guidance with advocacy groups.


Liz is a sought-after speaker about the Latino electorate and the impact of disinformation on Latino voters. In addition to presenting her research at national academic and election conferences, she has been quoted in outlets like NPR, The Washington Post, and Univision.

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JOSHUA D. HOSTETTER, PHD

Vice President, Research

Dr. Hostetter is the vice president of research at Blue Nexus Group (BNG). A sought-after speaker and leading election administration expert, Dr. Hostetter has over 10 years of election and voting behavior research experience. He has designed and implemented dozens of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and public opinion surveys that have resulted in thousands of netted votes and new registrants, and electoral wins in important battleground states across the country.  

VIRGIE MADRIGAL

Senior Elections Advisor

Virgie Madrigal is an elections administration expert with 15 years of experience in state and county elections administration. Virgie made significant contributions to improve the efficiency of voter record keeping and electoral processes during her 11-year tenure in the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections. As the voter services manager at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office, Virgie played a pivotal role in ensuring compliance with the Florida Election Code. 

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EBONY BAGLEY

Senior Media Advisor

Ebony Bagley is a dedicated senior communications professional with a decade-long career that spans local news and the non-profit and advocacy sectors. Ebony worked as a news and digital content producer in local news in Michigan, where she developed fair and accurate stories for the stations' websites and social media accounts.  Ebony is a decisive leader with a track record for developing and executing successful strategic marketing and communications campaigns.

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