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Burke, Inc. Names President and Chief Client Officer

Burke, Inc. Names President and Chief Client Officer

Burke, Inc. has announced the promotions of Tara Marotti to President and John Thomas to Chief Client Officer (CCO).

“As Chief Client Officer, Tara was instrumental in developing deeper partnerships with our clients and enabling collaboration across the organization,” said Diane Surette, Burke’s Chief Executive Officer. “In the role of President, Tara will build on that foundation and focus on raising the level of service and elevating client deliverables overall. Given her experience across the organization and her ability to build teams and foster talent, I am confident that Tara will excel in her new role.”

Tara will lead a combined group of research operations, insights and analytics, technology, and Seed Strategy (Burke’s innovation and strategy consultancy). The alignment of these teams will enable the organization to provide greater value to clients by providing the right mix of services and increasing efficiency.

Over her 28 years at Burke, Tara has worked in several roles across the enterprise, most recently serving as Chief Client Officer. She earned an MBA at the University of Cincinnati and holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

“As Head of Client Services, John has been instrumental in our efforts to deliver unparalleled service for our clients. He has elevated our teams’ knowledge and experience across verticals to ensure that we can better consult with clients to address their unique industry challenges,” said Ms. Surette. “As CCO, John will continue to establish meaningful partnerships with new clients and provide the exceptional quality and collaboration that our clients have come to know and expect from Burke.”

John will work closely with Burke’s Chief Research Officer as the company’s products and services continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of client organizations. In his new role as CCO, John adds Marketing to his team, which includes Client Services and Burke Healthcare.

John has been with Burke since 2009, working in Client Services in many roles and serving as Burke’s Managing Director of Healthcare. He holds an MS in Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan.
“Both Tara and John are valued members of our executive leadership team,” said Ms. Surette. “I look forward to working with them in their new roles and seeing what we can accomplish together.”