CASRO Names Director of Government and Public Affairs
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Names Director of Government and Public Affairs
Jefferson, NY – CASRO has announced the appointment of Abby Willman to the new
position of Director of Government and Public Affairs.
this role, Abby will review, track and report on various government and legislative
issues and assess their potential impact on the market, opinion, and social
research industry and CASRO member companies.
her capacity as Director of Government and Public Affairs, Abby will work with
our General Counsel, Duane Berlin, our GPA committee, and the CASRO team to advocate
on behalf of CASRO members and the U.S. research industry itself,” said Diane
Bowers, CASRO President. "Given the FTC’s recent focus on enforcement of U.S.
EU Safe Harbor Certification regulations, it is especially important that Abby will
be launching CASRO’s U.S. Safe Harbor program for our members.”
background is in law, legislative and regulatory affairs, and public policy. Prior
to joining CASRO, Abby was an Associate at Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy
& Fenchel, P.C., a New York law firm.
earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from
Middlebury College, and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Founded in 1975, CASRO represents 330 research organizations in
the U.S. and abroad, all of which annually reaffirm their adherence to the CASRO Code of Standards and Ethics, an
internationally respected code of business and professional standards. CASRO’s
member benefits include a strong government and public affairs program,
industry surveys and superb staff training and networking opportunities at
workshops and conferences held throughout the year.