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Richard Maullin

Retired/President Emeritus

Richard Maullin

As one of the founding partners of FM3 Research, Richard Maullin has provided opinion research and consulting services to a wide variety of national and international private sector clients, including companies involved in the fields of energy production and distribution, construction services, real estate, telecommunications, entertainment and consumer products.

In addition to providing public policy-oriented research and communications consulting services for FM3 private sector clients, Dr. Maullin serves as the principal researcher on numerous opinion research, strategic planning and communications consulting projects involving state, regional and local government. He has conducted research projects evaluating public attitudes towards building and development projects, local government services such as police, fire and public works, transportation systems, environmental protection, recycling and municipal waste disposal, energy conservation and development, parks and recreation, and public education.

Dr. Maullin has also provided voter research services and strategic advice to numerous ballot measure campaigns including state-level issues, such as stem cell research, Indian gaming, human and civil rights, public utility regulation and alternative energy development, and issues such as local government and education finance measures. In the candidate election arena, Dr. Maullin has managed successful gubernatorial campaigns and 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 is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Independent System Operation Corporation which manages California’s electric power grid. He previously served as California Deputy Secretary of State from 1971 to 1974 and as Chairman of the California Energy Commission from 1975 to 1979. 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, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University in Lithuania.

Richard Maullin was born in Los Angeles, California and received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in Political Science from UCLA. Dr. Maullin is bilingual in English and Spanish and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.