About SSRS

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We are critical thinkers that get excited about the inherent problem-solving involved in survey based research

At SSRS, we believe in refining the research process.

We provide innovative methodologies, optimized sample designs, questionnaire refinement, and ways to reach low incidence populations.

Executive & Account Teams

Our dedicated team works with clients to maximize quality and provide superior service.

Melissa Herrmann


Jordon Peugh

Chief Business Officer

Chuck McCormick

Chief Operating Officer

Chintan Turakhia

EVP – Strategic Initiatives & Innovations

Cameron McPhee

Chief Methodologist

Eran Ben-Porath, Ph.D.


Robyn Rapoport

EVP – Health Care, Public Policy & International Research

Chad Menefee, Ph.D.

EVP – Strategic Intelligence

Rich Luker, Ph.D.

Founder Emeritus – Sports Poll

Donté Scott

SVP – Sports & Entertainment Group

Susan Sherr, Ph.D.

SVP Demographic Policy & Research

Jonathan Best

VP – Advanced Scientific Methods

Erin Czyzewicz

VP & Account Executive – SSRS Sports Group

Kristen Conrad

VP & Account Executive – Health Policy & Public Opinion Research

Clay Daniel

Vice President – Research

Jennifer Su

Vice President – Research

Deb Winneberger

Consumer & Market Insights Account Executive

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Memberships, Awards & Certifications

The Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research

The Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN) is a global network conducting market research and opinion polls in every continent.  The WIN network is comprised of 40 of the most important market research organizations, industry leaders and innovators covering more than 50 countries.

WIN focuses on:

  • Thought leadership: Providing access to a group of the most prominent experts and business entrepreneurs in Market Research, Polling and Consultancy
  • Flexibility: Tailor made global and local solutions to meet clients’ needs
  • Innovation: Access to the latest strategic consultancy, tool development and branded solutions
  • Local experts: Access to a network of experts that truly understand the local culture, market and business needs
  • Trust: Highest quality among talented members in all countries covered


The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Founded in 1947, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is the leading association of public opinion and survey research professionals.  The AAPOR community includes producers and users of survey data from a variety of disciplines. Members span a range of interests including election polling, market research, statistics, research methodology, health related data collection and education.

SSRS Accepted as Charter Member of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative

Launched in October 2014, the Transparency Initiative seeks to encourage broader and more effective disclosure of research methods by all organizations, with the goal of promoting methodological disclosure.  By joining AAPOR in this initiative, SSRS is effectively increasing its adherence to AAPOR’s Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and promoting greater understanding of how methodology relates to overall survey quality.

ISO 27001 Certification

SSRS holds an ISO 27001 certification issued by the British Standards Institute for our information security management system. SSRS has developed a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in our organization’s information risk management processes. This certification is another proactive step SSRS is taking to provide security and peace of mind to our clients, partners, and employees alike.  Learn more >>

The Insights Association

Officially launched in January, 2017, the Insights Association was formed through the merger of two organizations with long, respected histories of servicing the market research industry: CASRO and MRA. The result is a new, larger and more connected association with a unified, coordinated and higher profile voice, aligned in mission and message, and ultimately more effective at advancing the industry and profession in which we all share an abiding passion.  The Insights Association strives to effectively represent, advance, and grow the research profession and industry.


ESOMAR is a non-profit organization that promotes the value of market, opinion and social research and data analytics. The organization has been providing ethical and professional guidance and advocating on behalf of our global membership community for over 70 years.  ESOMAR brings together the diversity of our profession. They promote our community’s commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards and demonstrate the true value research plays to society and their economies.

2020 EcoVadis Silver Medal for Sustainability Achievement

SSRS is committed to responsible stewardship of resources. SSRS is evaluated annually by EcoVadis, an organization that provides evidence-based sustainability assessments for companies, rating each business across 21 important environmental, social and ethical performance criteria. In 2020, SSRS was awarded a Silver EcoVadis Medal in recognition of sustainability achievement. This result places SSRS among the top 25 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis. Learn More >>

SSRS Makes the 2021 Insights Association Top 50 Report

Joins List of Top 50 U.S. Insights and Analytics Firms