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MMR Advisory Board

The MMR Advisory Board, composed of motivated research industry thought leaders from prominent marketing research companies and other major corporations from across the nation, is active in providing both expert insight and financial support to the program. More than 25 board members assist the MMR Program in accomplishing our primary goal of ensuring the MMR program is in sync with industry standards.

Businesses interested in being represented on the MMR Advisory Board are encouraged to contact Dr. Ramana Madupalli, Program Director at (618) 650‑2701 or rmadupa@siue.edu.

The Advisory Board

Mimi Arends, Director, Customer & Business Services
Anheuser Busch-InBev, St.Louis, MO

Jim Berling , Managing Director
Burke, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Diane Bowers , President
Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO), Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Michael Brereton , President
Maritz Research, Fenton, MO

Haren Ghosh , President & CEO at Analytic Mix Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Mark Golde , Senior Vice President
Ipsos Agriculture and Animal Health, St.Louis, MO

John Hostetler , Director, Market Research
Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI

Chad Johnson , Managing Partner, Methodology & Statistics
Answers Research, San Diego, CA

Todd Jones , Customer Insights & Operations Marketing Manager *
Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

Gayle Lloyd , Manager of Product Research & Competitive Intelligence
Batesville Casket, A division of Hill Rom, Carlock, IL

Ramana Madupalli , Director, Master of Marketing Research (MMR) Program **
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Jeff Minier , Co-President 
GFK, St.Louis, MO

William D. Neal , Senior Partner
SDR Consulting, Atlanta, GA

Diane Spencer , Vice President, Business Intelligence & Analysis
Commerce Bank, Clayton, MO

Marjette M. Stark , President
Stark Solutions, Frederick, MD

John Sterling , Ph.D., Retd Vice President & Director, Marketing and Category Management
Ralston Foods, Ralcorp, St.Louis, MO

John Tapper , Ph.D., Managing Director
Mindfrog Group, San Diego, CA

James Thomas , Ph.D., Senior Manager, Market Intelligence and Research
Bayer Healthcare, LLC., Animal Health, Shawnee, KS

Ron Weidemann , Partner
Answers Research, San Diego, CA

Lary Walker , Chief People Officer 
Market Strategies International, Lavonia, MI

Amanda Sodam , Research Manager *
Ipsos Agriculture & Animal Health, St.Louis, MO

* MMR Alumni Liaison
** Ex-Officio Faculty Liaison

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