As one of the founding partners (1981) of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3), Richard Maullin has provided opinion research and consulting services to a wide variety of domestic and international clients, including private sector companies and non-profit organizations involved in energy production and distribution, environmental protection, water supply, construction services, real estate, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products and health care policy.
In addition to supplying public policy-oriented research and communications consulting services for FM3 private sector clients, Dr. Maullin often serves as the principal researcher on opinion research, strategic planning and communications consulting projects involving state, regional and local government. He has conducted research projects evaluating public attitudes towards energy, water and environmental protection services, programs and proposals, building and development projects, local government services such as police, fire and public works, transportation, water supply, recycling and municipal waste disposal, parks and recreation, and public education.
Dr. Maullin has also provided voter research services and strategic advice to numerous ballot measure campaigns ranging from state-level issues such as Indian gaming, stem cell research, adoption of the Martin Luther King holiday and public utility regulation to local government and public school finance measures. In the candidate election arena, Dr. Maullin has been a successful gubernatorial campaign manager and has provided opinion research and strategic consulting to candidates for governor, mayor and other state and local elective offices.
Dr. Maullin has held high-level executive positions both in government and in the private sector. He was California Deputy Secretary of State from 1971 to 1974 and served as Chairman of the California Energy Commission from 1975 through 1979. Dr. Maullin currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Corporation which operates California’s electric grid. From 1980 to 1985, Dr. Maullin was President and Chief Executive Officer of MCR Geothermal Corporation. Dr. Maullin was also a member of the Social Science Research Staff at the RAND Corporation from 1965 through 1970, specializing in Latin American politics and economics. He has taught international relations at UCLA (1968), and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at the Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Richard Maullin was born in Los Angeles, California and received his bachelor’s (with honors, 1962), master’s (1964) and PhD (1972) degrees in Political Science from UCLA. Dr. Maullin is bilingual in English and Spanish and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese. He lives in Santa Monica and may be reached at FM3’s Los Angeles office at (310) 828-1183, or at Richard@FM3research.com.