Bruce Dobie is the CEO and Founder of Power Poll, LLC. From 1983 to 1989, Dobie was a political reporter at the Nashville Banner. In 1989, he and a partner started an alternative newsweekly, the Nashville Scene. While editor, the newspaper won numerous journalism awards. Fifteen years later, Dobie and his partner sold the company to Village Voice Media. Dobie has been quoted widely about media and politics in publications and television news programs that include The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and more.
Dobie grew up in South Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of the South, where he majored in English. He has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is active in land preservation and conservation issues, and was a founding board member of The Land Trust for Tennessee, to which he was appointed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Dobie is also passionate about education and is a former board member of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. For four years he served as chairman of the board of a charter school in Nashville now called LEAD Public Schools. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of the South.
Dobie enjoys writing and has completed one unpublished novel and started a second. He is married to Laura Lee Dobie, a psychotherapist, and they have two children, Hannah and Rob. They attend Christ Episcopal Cathedral.
Perry Del Favero is the company's Chief Product Officer, responsible for product implementation, content management, and technical support. Previously, Perry was the Editorial and Content Director at EvieSays, where she held similar responsibilities for that company's 500 media partners across the country.
Travis Graham is the company's Chief Technology Officer. Travis oversees the design, development, and operation of the Power Poll platform.
Before joining Power Poll, Travis was Chief Technology Officer at EvieSays, a calendar aggregation service that served over 1.3 billion page views annually through 500 media partners in the news, radio, magazine, and television industries throughout the United States.
Travis also spent 13 years at Sitemason, Inc. whose product, Sitemason, was an early content management and development platform. Notably, he was instrumental in the migration of the company's infrastructure from traditional colocation facilities to the then-just-released Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud environment.
Travis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
Jon Sofield is a top-level advisor and board member of numerous digital media enterprises. From January 2019 – January 2020, Jon was the managing director of Upcurve, a subsidiary of GateHouse Media. Prior to that, Jon worked at Google for eight years as Senior Manager/New Partnership SMB and was vice chairman of the board of the Local Search Association.