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Committees

QRCA Committees

Committees

Advance Committee:

The QRCA Advance Committee elevates professionalism in the qualitative research industry by recognizing those members who demonstrate commitment to the profession by participating in educational programs.

Abby Leafe, Chair


Annual Conference Committee:

The Annual Conference Committee plans the annual qualitative research conference dedicated to furthering knowledge and understanding of the practice and utilization of qualitative research. 

Jay Picard, Co-Chair
Carey Rellis, Co-Chair


Connections Committee:

The Connections Committee enriches the QRCA member experience by soliciting, editing and publishing a range of member-reported SIG, chapter, member and industry-relevant information in a monthly online newsletter. 

Laurie Bredenfoerder, Chair


Field Committee:

The Field Committee works to promote the highest level of professionalism, accuracy, and honesty with regard to recruitment, supplier/vendor partnership, and the treatment of study participants. 

Michelle Finzel, Chair


Global Outreach Committee:

The Global Outreach Committee promotes QRCA amongst potential international members around the world, promotes the GOS Scholarship(s) and selects the recipients. 

Corette Haf, Co-Chair
Farnaz Badie, Co-Chair


Industry Relations Committee:

The Industry Relations Committee is responsible for QRCA’s interactions with the broader marketing research industry. Specifically, IRCOM develops and manages relationships with selected industry associations and media partners.

Liz Van Patten, Co-Chair
Jennifer Dale, Co-Chair


Membership Committee:

The primary objective of the Membership Committee is to brainstorm, organize and implement initiatives that increase the awareness of current member benefits and that enhance membership value, with the principal goal of retaining current members. 

Elizabeth McKinley, Chair


Qcast Committee:

The Qcast Committee plans QRCA-sponsored bi-monthly webcasts on qualitative research topics. Qcasts provide professional education opportunities to market researchers and marketers.

Liz Van Patten, Chair


Qualitative Excellence Award Committee:

This Qualitative Excellence Award committee honors creative problem solvers by promoting a unique industry award, The QRCA Award for Excellence in Qualitative Research…or more affectionately known as the “Qually” Award.

Kayte Hamilton, Chair


Sponsorship Committee:

The Sponsorship Committee provides significant additional revenue for QRCA that enables us to offer benefits that enhance membership value and support our leadership role in qualitative. 

Rob Volpe, Chair 


VIEWS Committee:

The VIEWS Committee plans and executives the quarterly QRCA VIEWS magazine whichis intended to provide information and resources for qualitative research practitioners as well as those who support or are involved in qualitative research. 

Jenifer Hartt, Editor-in-Chief
Michael Carlon, Managing Editor
Joel Reish, Managing Editor


Worldwide Conference Committee:

The Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research Committee plans the bi-annual qualitative research conference dedicated to furthering knowledge and understanding of the practice and utilization of qualitative research around the world. 

Chris Kann, Chair  


Young Professionals Committee:

This committee empowers and champions professionals and students aged 35 years and younger in the development of meaningful careers within the qualitative research field.

Shannon Danzy, Co-Chair
Kelsey Segaloff, Co-Chair 


Task Forces and Advisory Committees

Education Vision Task Force
Susan Saurage-Altenloh and Rick Weitzer

Investment Advisory Group
Jim Berling

Marketing Advisory Group
Janet Standen

Matchmaker
Jeff Walkowski

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