Dear NYAAPOR Members and Friends,
As you may have heard, Janet Streicher, a cherished member of the NYAAPOR community, passed away on Monday, November 16. You may have known Janet, but if you didn’t, you were probably aware of her extraordinary devotion to NYAAPOR. Not only did she attend nearly every session before her illness, but she served as president of the Chapter twice and in several other positions on NYAAPOR’s Council.
Earlier this year, the chapter honored her with the Harry O'Neill Award, though the event had been postponed in the hope that it could be done in person later. She was a vibrant and effervescent presence at NYAAPOR events – engaging with everyone, laughing, serving as a mentor to new members, offering encouragement and ideas. She loved this industry and the people in it.
Janet was also a wonderful friend. Warm and approachable, she would invariably ask about you and expressing concern about you before talking about herself. She was consistently helpful, encouraging, and generous-spirited.
I first met her over 25 years ago through AAPOR. We later worked together at Knowledge Networks and actually had adjoining offices for a time. She was not only a great colleague; she was also a sharp and experienced researcher who guided her clients and the companies for which they worked to make better decisions. Over the years, we kept in touch. She would often give me advice, which I took very seriously and usually followed.
NYAAPOR is planning a virtual tribute event for Janet in early 2021 at which time those who knew her well will be invited to share their memories of her and we can collectively express our appreciation for her contributions to our community. We will be sure to let you know when that will be. We will also share information about her memorial service when we receive it.
It is difficult to imagine the marketing and opinion research world without Janet Streicher.
NYAAPOR has lost one of its greatest champions and most valuable supporters. We are saddened by her loss and will miss her greatly.
With warm regards,
President, NY AAPOR
P.S. If you would like to make a donation in Janet’s memory, we have been informed that she was a strong supporter of the Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.