Gongos Research founder John Gongos dies aged 51
US— Gongos Research founder and CEO John Gongos died yesterday aged 51. He had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma only this month.
Gongos started the firm in 1991 and continued to lead it until 10 July this year. At the time of his death, Gongos was also a board director of the Council for American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) and co-chaired its Management Conference in June.
Camille Nicita, Gongos Research COO and acting president, said: “There are simply no words to describe the loss of our mentor, friend and leader. Twenty one years ago he set out to create a company that was an expression of who he was as a person. His essence is reflected in all of us at the company and because of that, his legacy will live on.”
Gongos’ funeral will be held on 30 July, and the company will be closed for business that day.
He is survived by wife Anne, daughters Ali and Olivia, and son Austin, mother JoAnn, sister Laura, and brother Jim.