Release Date: 3/12/2014
NEW YORK, NY — Elizabeth Teehan, an accomplished marketing research operations executive, has been named Chief Operating Officer of public policy and market research firm Abt SRBI.
Teehan, who has 30 years’ experience in strategic business development, quality, process improvement and operational execution, will be responsible for Abt SRBI’s day-to-day survey and data collection operations. Abt SRBI’s current COO, Al Ronca, will retire in July after 32 years of leadership with the company, which he helped establish.
“Elizabeth has significant, hands-on global experience building high-performance operations organizations,” said Abt SRBI President and CEO Scott Royal. “She is passionate about data quality, strongly client focused, committed to operational excellence and has a contagious enthusiasm for her work and her teams.”
Teehan’s experience spans the areas of data collection, project management, tabulation services, scripting and quality control. Before joining Abt SRBI, she was executive vice president of TNS, a custom research company, where she was responsible for all operations strategy and activity for TNS in North America. Prior to this, she served as CEO of Kantar Operations, a market research and consultancy organization, where she played a critical role in bringing together operations professionals from three Kantar research companies. She has held numerous senior management roles in client relationship management and operations for Millward Brown, Intelliquest and Burke, Inc.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications management from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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.