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James Thomas, Ph.D.

Jim Thomas has been working in the area of marketing research for more than 25 years. Currently Dr. Thomas holds the position of Senior Manager of Market Intelligence and Research for Bayer HealthCare, the Animal Health Division. Jim is responsible for all market intelligence and marketing research activities for the US animal health division. Prior to joining Bayer held marketing research and database marketing positions for Sprint, Bernstein-Rein Advertising and Hallmark. Over the years Dr. Thomas has conducted a variety of marketing research and database projects for clients that have included; American Express, Blockbuster, Busch Entertainment, Cendant, Corporation for Public Broadcast, McDonald's, Nestle, Purina, QVC, Schwan's, Sears, Sprint, State Farm, Unilever, Wal-Mart, etc.Dr. Thomas has been active in education. Currently Jim is on the Board of Education for USD232 and for more that 10 years Dr. Thomas was adjunct faculty for Baker University where he taught advertising, marketing, strategic management and marketing research. Jim obtained his Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, an M.A. in Psychology from Wichita State University and a B.A. from Southwestern College. Dr. Thomas has certifications in Direct Marketing and Mediation/Conflict Resolution and was an Examiner for The Kansas Award for Excellence (Kansas Baldrige Award).