CASRO Leadership 2015
The CASRO Board, representing the diversity of research specializations, company sizes and geographic locations, meets quarterly to set agenda, review association initiatives, review and vote on membership applications, provide fiduciary oversight and approve association budget. Elected by the membership, directors also serve on various committees, including Membership, Standards, Government Affairs, etc.

For specific details on the terms and responsibilities of the Board, please see the CASRO Bylaws.

2015 Board of Directors
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OFFICERS:

Chair
JUDE OLINGER
CEO
The Olinger Group


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Treasurer:
JEFFREY MILLER

President & CEO
Burke, Inc.


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SahgalSecretary:
RAHUL SAHGAL
CEO
Annik Technology Services Pvt Ltd


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Chair- Elect
DAVID ROTHSTEIN
President
RTi Research



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BowersDIANE BOWERS
President
CASRO


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DIRECTORS:

MICHAEL BRERETON





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FINBARR O'NEILL
President
J.D. Power



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SIMON CHADWICK
Managing Partner
Cambiar L.L.C.



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OverpeckCRAIG OVERPECK
Chief Operating Officer
M3 Global Research


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DANIECoatesL COATES
President
Ypulse



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ANDREW REID
Founder & Chief Products Officer
Vision Critical



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LYNNETTE COOKE
Global CEO
Kantar Health




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MERRILL SHUGOLL
President
Shugoll Research



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PIERRE LE MANH
CEO
Ipsos North America




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GEORGE TERHANIAN
Chief Research & Analytics Officer
The NPD Group



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TYLER MCMULLEN
President
MarketVision Research



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2015 Committees

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Committee Chairs:
Rahul Sahgal, Annik Technology Services Pvt Ltd.
Doug Guion, The Pert Group

Staff Liaisons: Frank Petruzzo, Art Flanagan, Nicole Symelidis and Diane Bowers

Mission Statement: To plan, organize and conduct the Annual Conference as mandated by the CASRO Bylaws, so as to offer the membership the opportunity to discuss the business of the association, to learn from their peers and from invited speakers, and to meet each other in a relaxed and non-competitive environment.

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EDUCATION

Committee:
Jeff Miller, Burke Inc., Committee Chair
Frank Kelly
, Lightspeed Research
George Terhanian
, The NPD Group

Committee Members: Gina Pingitore, J.D. Power & Melanie Courtright, Research Now (2015 Digital Research Conference Co-Chairs); Hugh Davis, Critical Mix & Kristin Luck, Decipher (2014 Technology & Innovation Event Chairs).

Staff Liaisons: Frank Petruzzo, Art Flanagan and Nicole Symelidis

Mission Statement: To develop event and webinar programs and enlist and oversee conference committees for all CASRO educational programs. Program topics may be of educational, business, or technological interest.

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FINANCIAL SURVEYS

Committee Chairs:
Peter Booth, InfoSurv
Scott Hierbaum
, C+R Research

Committee Members: Anne Bailey Berman, Chadwick Martin Bailey; Tyler McMullen, MarketVision Research; David Rothstein, RTi Research;

Staff Liaisons: Nicole Symelidis and Frank Petruzzo

Consultant: Ian Santo-Domingo, Veris Consulting

Mission Statement: To coordinate the annual financial and compensation surveys of CASRO member companies with the outside independent firm who collects and reports the data. To review and update the survey questionnaires and reports in response to changing membership needs. To utilize emerging technology to reduce costs and improve survey usability and increase member participation wherever possible. To analyze the data from the survey and to report the results in written/electronic form to CASRO members who participate in the survey and to present a summary of results to the membership.

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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

Committee Chair:
Jeff Resnick, Stakeholder Advisory Services L.L.C.

Committee Members: Lynnette Cooke, Kantar Health and Kevin Menk, Strategic Resource Partners

Staff Liaison: Diane Bowers

Mission Statement: To develop an understanding of and communications with the various international associations or groups that represent marketing and public opinion research, particularly AMAI, ESOMAR, MRIA and MRS. To explore opportunities for cooperative efforts and to promote awareness of CASRO and CASRO member firms globally.

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GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Committee Co-Chairs:
Richard Day, Market Probe
Larry Ponemon, Ponemon Institute

Committee Members: Bill Little, Delta Marketing Dynamics; Bill McInturff, Public Opinion Strategies; Bob Moore, Moore Information; Rick Seale, Shugoll Research

Staff Liaison: Diane Bowers and Abby Devine

Consultants: Duane Berlin, Lev & Berlin, P.C. (CASRO General Counsel)

Mission Statement: To ensure that there is adequate and appropriate monitoring, lobbying and oversight on federal and state legislation and issues that could affect marketing and public opinion research. Separately, to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding any government activities that could affect the conduct of survey research business from an economic standpoint. To encourage the development and enhancement of the CASRO Privacy Protection Program in order to meet the compliance and implementation needs of all CASRO member segments.

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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Committee Co-Chairs:
Daniel Coates,
Ypulse
David Rothstein, RTi Research

Committee Members: Craig Overpeck, M3 Global Research

Staff Liaison: Art Flanagan

Mission Statement: To advance and promote the goals and initiatives of CASRO as defined by the Board via the communication vehicles deemed most appropriate and effective. Key areas of communication to new and prospective members include: member benefits, events, industry expertise, GPA efforts, standards and guidelines, CASRO benchmarking surveys, and ISO certification services.

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MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Committee Co-Chairs:
Jude Olinger, The Olinger Group
Rahul Sahgal, Annik Technology Services

Committee Member: Linda Rebrovick, Consensus Point

Staff Liaison: Nicole Symelidis

Mission Statement: As mandated by CASRO's Bylaws, to actively recruit new members to CASRO, to review and approve applications, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning new member applications. To encourage member participation in CASRO committees and activities. To determine if membership needs are being met and to recommend measures or services that will better meet the changing needs of members.

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NOMINATING

Committee Chair:
Michael Brereton, Maritz Research Inc.

Staff Liaison: Diane Bowers

Mission Statement: To establish nominees for the Board of Directors; committee's report and list of nominees for the Board of Directors shall be sent to all CASRO members at least sixty days prior to the Annual Conference. Additional nominations for the Board of Directors may be made by petition. Each petition must be signed by at least five (5) CASRO members in good standing and must be submitted to the CASRO office thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Conference.

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PAST CHAIRS COUNCIL

Committee Co-Chairs:
Michael Brereton, Maritz Research Inc.
David Richardson, Artemis Strategy Group

Committee Members: Lynnette Cooke, Kantar Health (current Board Chair), Jude Olinger, The Olinger Group (Board Chair-Elect), and all former CASRO Board Chairs

Staff Liaisons: Diane Bowers and Nicole Symelidis

Mission Statement: To provide direction and guidance on the long-term objectives of the association; to review the long-range plan for CASRO on an annual basis; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors about CASRO's relationship with its various constituents and about its role in the industry.

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