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President's Letter

Randal Ries

NYAAPOR President

February 2020

Dear NYAAPOR Members and Friends,

Here’s a few updates on what NYAAPOR has been working on so far this year.

Janet Streicher to Receive Harry O’Neill Award

It’s with great pleasure that I announce Janet Streicher will be this year’s recipient of the NYAAPOR Harry O’Neill Award. Janet’s longstanding commitment to our organization and her leadership as an active member of NYAAPOR for many years has enriched our chapter.  She has served on the executive council in various roles including two terms as chapter president. We’ll be honoring Janet at our annual awards ceremony in June with more details on the date and location to follow.

Meet the Masters Workshop

Our signature educational workshop, Meet the Masters, held every two years, will be taking place this month on February 27, at Baruch College. The outstanding line-up of speakers has been finalized. Many thanks to the program committee as well as Ray Fink and Joy Sever for their leadership in organizing what will be a highly educational event. A memorial reception for Mickey Blum, NYAAPOR past president and Baruch College Director of Survey Research, will be held following the workshop.


The Evolving Landscape of Survey Research Methods


Keynote address:  A Lively Lifetime of Research - The past is still present. 

Speaker: Humphrey Taylor, Chairman Emeritus, The Harris Poll


Political Polling - New Approaches to assessing the 2020 polls.

Speaker: Don Levy, Director of Siena College Research Institute


Recent Changes in Research Methods - Panels, mixed modes and sampling - oh my!

Speaker: David Dutwin, SVP, Business Ventures and Innovation at NORC


Newspeak in Research - A glossary of terms and techniques for our times.

Speaker: Scott McDonald, President & CEO, Advertising Research Foundation


User Experience - An approach to getting it all together.

Speaker: Agnes Yao, UX Researcher, Facebook


Research Using Survey Archives - There’s gold in past surveys.

Speaker: Kathleen Weldon, Director of Data Operations and Communications, Roper Center for
Public Opinion, Cornell University


Reception to follow in memoriam of Mickey Blum


Complimentary Annual Membership Winner

Abigail Greenleaf is the winner of the random drawing for a complimentary annual NYAAPOR membership. To refresh everyone’s memory, members who completed our membership survey in September 2019, who were willing to be identified, were entered in a drawing for a free membership as an incentive to complete the survey. Congratulations Abigail! I hope to see you at every NYAAPOR event this year!


Renew Your Chapter Membership, Now!


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership in the NYAAPOR. Your dues help fulfill the Chapter’s mission of providing educational, networking and student events along with other programs.Renew Now:


Randal Ries

NYAAPOR President