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Jack Pollack is the President and a principal of The Analytical Group, Inc. Jack is an accomplished executive with a record of outstanding achievement with TAG since joining the company in 1973. Jack’s considerable experience is grounded in programming, statistical analysis and data processing. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has had research papers published in the Columbia Journalism Review and the Chicago Journalism Review. Clare Pollack, Executive Vice President of The Analytical Group, Inc., oversees all operations of the company. During her tenure with the company, Clare has been responsible for developing the operational procedures and quality checks that ensure the high level of quality and precision TAG is known for today. Clare spent sixteen years with Research International prior to joining The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1992. Albert Madansky is a Vice President and co-founder of The Analytical Group, Inc. Al’s remarkable career encompasses both the academic and corporate worlds. He received his Ph.D in statistics from the University of Chicago, and went on to hold the position of Professor and Deputy Dean for the University of Chicago. Albert also held senior management positions in the corporate world, including Vice President at Interpublic Group and President of Dataplan. He is widely published, having written articles and books on such topics as Conjoint Analysis, Quantal Choice Models, New Methods of Telephone Interviewing and has also been published in The Financial Analysts Journal. Matt Grace, Managing Director for The Analytical Group, Inc., is responsible for ensuring the company's equipment, software, and processes are all leading-edge. Matt has been fulfilling the TAG vision plan since he joined the company in 1998, and he seeks to further shape and grow this vision into the future. Matt carries a BS in Accountancy and continually pursues the latest in Microsoft, SQL, and Enterprise technologies. Pat Rissi, Vice President of Data Processing, is responsible for all aspects of data processing for the company. Pat joined The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1993. Prior to joining TAG, Pat was Data Processing Manager at Research International. Pat has a BS from Arizona State University . Tom Cottam is the Project Services Manager and is responsible for overseeing questionnaire programming and field project management on all CATI, CAPI and CAWI projects. Tom began his career at Research International prior to joining The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1993. David Hamel, Director of Product Development, oversees all of the company's software development efforts. David joined The Analytical Group, Inc. in 2011, and brings over 30 years of software development experience to the company. David has a strong background developing desktop applications for Windows-based PC's. Prior to joining TAG, David was owner and senior developer at Boxer Software, developer of the popular Boxer Text Editor. Sheri Hilmers, Accounting Manager, is responsible for all accounting and HR functions. Sheri started at The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1983 as a data processing project director. She has a BS from Portland State University. Michelle McConnaughay, Data Collection Manager, is responsible for the telephone survey center. Michelle joined TAG in 2016 with ten years experience in research. Michelle has a BA in Intercultural Communication from Arizona State University. John Hilmers is the Assistant Data Processing Manager. John joined TAG in our Chicago office in 1980 and previously worked for Datatab. John's specialties include software design/support, complex data processing, custom programming, Excel reports and macros, client-ready reports, and statistical work. Scott Smith is the Assistant Project Services Manager and Product Manager for the WinQuery and QueryWeb software products. Scott began his career with The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1999. He received his BA in Marketing from Western Washington University. Scott was a Field Project Director with Research International prior to joining TAG. Loretta Lauerman is the Product Manager for our WinCross tabulation software. Loretta began her career with The Analytical Group, Inc. in 2003 as a Technical Writer. Loretta brings over 20 years of software development and testing experience to TAG. Her attention to detail and strong organizational skills are assets for her role as WinCross Product Manager.