The MMR Advisory Board provides strategic guidance to the MMR Program and brings real-world perspective and experience to the faculty and to the classroom. The board includes recognized leaders in marketing research from a broad cross-section of businesses and organizations, including consumer goods companies, marketing research firms, pharmaceutical companies, retailers, financial services providers, and others.
The MMR Advisory Board meets twice a year at the Terry Executive Education Center in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. The board meetings provide an opportunity to interact with other board members, the MMR faculty, and students. The fall meeting follows the MMR Career Fair while the spring meeting features student presentations from the two-semester long client-sponsored projects.
- Jeff Miller Board Chair, CEO, Burke, Inc.
- James Mendelsohn, Past Chair, Director, McKinsey & Company
- Barbara Connors, Chair of Corporate Outreach Committee, Director, dunnhumby USA
- Chris Murphy, Co-Chair of Student Skills Committee, Vice President, Millward Brown
- Leslie Schall, Co-Chair of Student Skills Committee, Director, Michelin
- Chris Miller, Chair of Alumni Engagement Committee, Partner, Lynx Research
- Charlotte Mason, MMR Director
- Rich Fox, MMR Graduate Coordinator
- Raluca Corobana, MMR Student of the Year — ex officio (MMR 2010)
- Chad Morgan, MMR Student of the Year (MMR 2011)
Advisory Board Partners
- Randy Adis, Director, PepsiCo
- Rob Arnett, Sr. Partner, Solution Partners
- Diane Bowers, Executive Director, CASRO
- Randy Brooks, President, Directions Research, Inc.
- Allen Broome, Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
- Jeff Cail, Exec. VP, ACNielsen BASES
- Christen Carmean, Director, Gongos Research
- Mike Cholak, Director, Convergys
- Lisa Courtade, Director, Merck & Company, Inc.
- Peter Cronin, Sr. Client Services Director, Affinnova, Inc.
- Louis Dias, Vice President, Vistakon
- Hermann Diller, Professor, Universitat Erlangen
- Denis Evangelista, Vice President, IBM
- Norman Frendberg, President, Consumer Insights, Inc.
- Mark Jones, President, MMR Research Assoc., Inc.
- Tom LaForge, Global Director, Coca-Cola Company
- Wayne Lashua, Director, Eli Lilly and Company
- Hy Mariampolski, President, QualiData Research
- Leyla Namiranian, Director, Altria Client Services
- Trish Rainone, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
- Niels Schillewaert, President, InSites Consulting
- JoAnn Sciarrino, Exec. Vice President, BBDO Atlanta
- John Sessions, CEO, Bellomy Research
- Betsy Sutherland, Sr. Vice President, M/A/R/C
- Maria Villarreal, Director, Walmart Stores U.S.