NEWS3 June 2009

People on the move

Appointments and promotions in the global research and insight industry

US research agency The Dohring Company in the US has appointed RICK WILSON as chief operating officer. He was previously in the same role at Worldwide Panel and had spells at JD Power and Associates and Diagnostic Research. The firm has also appointed THYRA LEES-SMITH as vice president of business development. She joins from GMI and previously worked at AC Nielsen.

JACOB APELBAUM has joined US social media and customer intelligence firm Networked Insights as vice president of technology. He comes to the firm from a background of working in technology development positions for a range of Fortune 500 companies.

UK social marketing agency The Hub has appointed HAZEL SEAMAN to take charge of its research-led campaigns. She joins from Opinion Leader where she was an account director.

DEIRDRE BLACKWOOD has been appointed senior vice president of corporate communications at Arbitron in the US. She was previously vice president of corporate communications at telecoms firm TerraStar Networks.

Research and consulting agency The Futures Company has appointed MANISH SINHA in India as principal consultant and business head. He joins the firm from Mudra Marketing Services where he was senior vice president of strategy.

Research Now in the UK has hired EMEL MOHAMMADALLY as client development director and STEVE GROOM and TONY GLOVER as associate directors. Mohammadally was previously an associate director at Ciao, Glover led the business development team at ID Factor and Groom joins from Synovate.

NANCY GELLER has been elected president of the American Statistical Association. She is currently director of the Office of Biostatics Research in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institute of Health.

KEITH JONES has been appointed head of data strategy at Royal Mail in the UK. He has previously held data and analytic roles at D&B, Abacus and Acxiom.

In the UK, YouGov has appointed NICK JONES as a non-executive director, in place of ANTHONY FOYE who has left to pursue other interests. Jones is currently chief financial officer of management consultancy the Achilles Group.

CHUCK MARTIN has been named director of the Center of Media Research in the US, a division of MediaPost Communications. He is a former vice president of IBM and CEO of NFI Research.

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