Release Date: 11/25/2013
NEW YORK, NY —Abt SRBI has named Andy Weiss to the position of Chief Business Officer. In this role, he will oversee all business groups and practices and execute the business strategy for Abt SRBI, the survey research and data collection arm of Abt Associates.
Weiss, a 17-year veteran of Abt SRBI, previously served as the company’s senior vice president of all health practice groups. Since joining Abt SRBI in 1996, he specialized in public policy surveys with difficult-to-reach populations. He has worked with government, academic, and business clients to design and implement research on sensitive topics and hard-to-measure issues, such as illicit drug usage and sexual orientation.
Prior to this, Weiss served as Abt SRBI’s director of research operations from 2001 to 2008. In this capacity, he managed programming, sampling and data processing staff and systems across all forms of data collection throughout the company. He has published papers that addressed the gap between technology and research methodology in publications such as Public Opinion Quarterly and Survey Practice.
“Andy’s breadth of experience has allowed him to cultivate the research expertise, operational knowledge, and business acumen needed to help Abt SRBI advance to the next level and achieve our mission and business goals,” said Scott Royal, President and CEO of Abt SRBI.
Prior to joining Abt SRBI, Weiss was Assistant Research Manager at Voter News Service, a press pool formed by ABC News, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News and the Associated Press to provide statistical data, estimations and the tabulated vote from state and national elections.
About Abt SRBI
Abt SRBI, a leading public policy and market research organization, is a subsidiary of Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Abt SRBI specializes in government and public policy, public opinion, banking and finance, consumer products/services, media, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and health care research. Abt SRBI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in the Washington, D.C. area, Chicago, IL, Cambridge, MA, Fort Myers, FL, Durham, NC and other cities. www.srbi.com