NEWS15 February 2024

CIRQ appoints new board members

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US – The Certification Institute for Research Quality (CIRQ), an International Standards Organization (ISO) audit and certification body that is a subsidiary of the Insights Association (IA), has named its board of directors for 2024.


Existing board members reappointed for 2024 include Travis Santa, vice-president and security officer at Touchstone Research and board chair at CIRQ, Alexandrine de Montera, chief product officer at Full Circle Research and CIRQ chair-elect, and Mark Menig, chief product officer at PureSpectrum and board director at CIRQ.

The two new members joining the board are Matt Benard, vice-president of compliance and privacy and data protection officer at Escalent, and David Rothstein, chief executive officer at RTi Research.

Melanie Courtright, chief executive at the IA, and Juliana Wood, CIRQ’s managing director, hold ex-officio (non-voting) board positions. Board members at the CIRQ serve a two-year term.

Santa said: “It’s an exciting time for CIRQ and our momentum has never been stronger. The primary objective of the CIRQ board remains the continued growth and expansion of our organisation.

“I am looking forward to collaborating with both existing and new board directors to achieve our shared goals and further elevate CIRQ’s impact in the industry.”