Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services provider, has appointed John Simon Director, Client Solutions. John’s appointment follows the retirement of Nancy Ashmore, who has led Schlesinger’s Texas market for 15 years.

John’s remit is to lead Schlesinger’s Texas market delivering excellence in recruitment, research solutions, and premier facilities in Dallas and Houston. He will continue to support his national client accounts offering qualitative and quantitative solutions. John and Nancy have been working closely this year to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

John joined Schlesinger’s Texas team in 2005 and was continuously promoted as he built a track record of increased responsibility and success with qualitative data collection services gaining extensive experience both online and with in-person projects across the healthcare, consumer and B2B markets. Most recently, he held the position of Account Manager, Strategic Development.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Sullivan, president, said, "We thank Nancy for her inspired leadership and outstanding contribution in positioning Schlesinger as a Texas market leader. We are thrilled that John will lead this market into the future. His wealth of experience, in-depth local knowledge, and leadership abilities are valuable assets for our clients and I am confident that John is the ideal person to build on our success.” To underscore its focus on operational excellence, the company will refurbish its Houston facility this summer.