About Us

Who We Are

The New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) is a thriving intellectual community of people engaged in methods, applications, and findings from public opinion research. Comprised of people involved in both academic and commercial research, NYAAPOR offers members and the research community at large an opportunity to discuss and debate methodological, ethical, and substantive issues related to a broad range of research topics.

Our History

A group of long-standing AAPOR members involved in commercial and academic research in the New York area founded the New York Chapter in 1979. Their motive was simply to meet more frequently for intellectual and professional discourse than was feasible through a national organization. They wanted what AAPOR offered, but more of it, more frequently.

From a circle of less than a dozen people, NYAAPOR has grown to an organization of about 250 members from all realms of public opinion and marketing research. Members come from large commercial research suppliers, advertising and PR agency research units, network polling units, small entrepreneurial firms, various government agencies, and academe. This diverse membership base is encouraged by an Executive Council whose elected leadership includes both commercial and non-commercial representatives.

Randal Ries


Principal at IBM Market Development & Insights

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Jay Mattlin


Media and Marketing Researcher at JAM Research, LLC

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Patrick Hoey


Survey Analysis Specialist at Canon USA

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Tracy Goodwin

Associate Treasurer

Research Analyst at Girl Scout Research Institute

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Mary Wang

Program Chair

Enterprise Subscription & Support Representative at IBM

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2019-2020 Executive Council

Greg Holyk

Associate Program Chair

UX Researcher at Facebook

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Chris Weiss

Communications Chair

Principal Associate at Abt Associates

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Patrick Armstrong

Associate Communications Chair

Manager, Biotechnology & Diagnostics at Magnolia Innovation

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Megan Scott

Membership Chair

Senior Consultant at Wolters Kluwer

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Orin Puniello

Associate Membership Chair

Vice President, Data & Analytics at MWWPR

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Amber Ott

Councilor At Large

Researcher, Analyst & Partner At Hudson Pacific

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Donato Vaccaro, Ph.D.

Associate Councilor At Large

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Janet Streicher

Immediate Past President

President, J. Streicher Research

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Mindy Rhindress

Student Liason

Full Adjunct Professor of Applied Social/Survey Research at Queens College

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The New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
P.O. Box 1076, FDR Station | New York, NY 10150 | Tel: 646.209.4961 | info@nyaapor.org

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