Washington, DC - The Marketing Research Association (MRA) today announced the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Jill Donahue, Senior Brand Insights Manager, Nestle Purina PetCare, will serve as MRA’s 2013-2014 Chairman.

“The volunteer leaders of MRA have done the heavy lifting over the years to get us where we are today. MRA has never been stronger, and is remarkably positioned to advance the research profession and everyone in it,” said Donahue. “The 2013-2014 Board will continue that trajectory, focusing on the programs and services MRA’s members need to succeed in every facet of research today.”

Joining Donahue on the Executive Committee will be:

  • Debby Schlesinger-Hellman, PRC, Executive Vice President, Schlesinger Associates, Inc. (Immediate Past MRA Chairman)
  • Ted Donnelly, Ph.D., PRC, Managing Director, Baltimore Research (MRA Vice Chairman)
  • Vaughn Mordecai, PRC, President, Discovery Research Group (MRA Treasurer)
  • Dan Womack, PRC, Senior Manager, Insights, Aflac (MRA Secretary)

The following industry professionals additionally will serve on MRA’s Board as Directors: 

  • Scott Baker, PRC, President, Adept Consumer Testing
  • Janet Baldi, Senior Vice President, RTi Research
  • Jim Bryson, CEO, 20/20 Research, Inc.
  • Jerry Haselmayer, CEO and Co-Owner, SEEK Company
  • Jeffrey Henning, PRC, President, Researchscape International
  • Elizabeth Merrick, Manager, HSN

The Board of Directors were officially sworn in during MRA’s Insights & Strategies Conference, which was held June 10-12 in Orlando.

The 2013-2014 MRA Board of Directors:

Jill Donahue -- MRA 2013-2014 Chairman
Chairman of the Board
Jill Donahue
Nestle Purina PetCare

Ted Donnelly, Baltimore Research -- MRA 2013-2014 Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Ted Donnelly, Ph.D., PRC
Baltimore Research
Debby Schlesinger-Hellman, Schlesinger Associates, Inc. -- MRA 2013-2014 Immediate Past Chairman
Immediate Past Chairman
Debby Schlesinger-Hellman, PRC
Schlesinger Associates, Inc.
Vaughn Mordecai, Discovery Research Group - 2013-2014 MRA Treasurer

Vaughn Mordecai, PRC
Discovery Research Group

Dan Womack, Aflac - MRA 2013-2014 Secretary of the Board
Dan Womack, PRC

MRA 2013-2014 Director at Large - Jim Bryson, 20/20 Research, Inc.
Director at Large
Jim Bryson
20/20 Research, Inc.

MRA 2013-2014 Director at Large - Scott Baker, Adept Consumer Testing
Director at Large
Scott Baker, PRC
Adept Consumer Testing

MRA 2013-2014 Director at Large - Janet Baldi, RTi Research
Director at Large
Janet Baldi
RTi Research

Elizabeth Merrick - MRA 2013-2014 Director at Large
Director at Large
Elizabeth Merrick

Director at Large
Jerry Haselmayer
SEEK Company

Jeffrey Henning
Director at Large
Jeffrey Henning, PRC
Researchscape International

David Almy, CEO of MRA - 2013-2014 Ex Officio Director for MRA Board of Directors
Ex Officio Director
David Almy



Founded in 1957, the Marketing Research Association (MRA) is the leading and largest association of the opinion and marketing research profession, which delivers insights and intelligence to guide the decisions of companies providing products and services to consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.insightsassociation.org.