NEWS29 November 2021

Empower announces cross-industry advisory board

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US – Dan Foreman and Paula Shannon have joined the advisory board of research localisation agency Empower Translate, where they will advise on growth, revenue and business development.

Head shot of Dan Foreman at Empower

Foreman (pictured) is a past president of ESOMAR, previously managing director of EMEA and APAC for FocusVision and the founder and director of business consultancy Hatted. He is also chair of the board of directors for innovation testing platform agency Zappi and social listening consultancy Bakamo.Social, as well as being a member of the board of directors at the Market Research Institute International.

Shannon was previously chief sales officer and senior vice-president at localisation company Lionbridge Technologies and is the founder and director of Canada-based Salosophy, a sales and growth consultancy. In addition, she is chief evangelist for Silicon Valley start-up Lilt, an AI-powered translation technology and services company, and a board member of GALA, the globalisation and localisation association.

Commenting on the appointments, Ruth Partington, chief executive of Empower Translate, said: “We are honoured to have Dan and Shannon join at a crucial time of development for [the company], as we use cutting-edge technology to transform the way global research is carried out. Their internationally recognised experience is immense and their support for [our] vision propels us forwards in a very tangible way.”