MRII Launches Search For Executive Director

The Market Research Institute International (MRII) has launched its search for an Executive Director.

The Board has formed a committee to direct the search for a new Executive Director. The committee will include MRII board members Dan Coates, Stephanie C. Harris, Jon Last, Michael Mermelstein, Marjette Stark, Paul Hunter, and Pamela Bracken.

Marjette Stark, MRII President, said, “I would like to thank Stephen Kraus for his stalwart leadership of the MRII over the past year. Through his guidance and stewardship, we have continued to provide quality online courses to the Market Research industry.”

Stephen said, “I am grateful to MRII for the opportunity to give back to a profession and an industry that has been very good to me. MRII has enabled me to support the MR industry as we have worked to adapt the organization to meet new industry dynamics. I believe that MRII is well positioned to continue preparing market research professionals for success in a constantly changing landscape.”

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the job description and apply using this application form. Submissions are requested by September 7, 2022. 

About MRII

A nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by a consortium of industry leaders, MRII offers the industry’s premier online market research courses designed to teach the fundamental skills needed to conduct robust and insightful market research. Authored and continually updated by industry subject matter experts, the courses are supported by and meet the certification requirements of industry associations’ worldwide. Through unique cooperation with the University of Georgia, MRII offers the Principles of Market Research and thirteen Principles Express courses. More than 9,000 practitioners from 107 countries have taken a certificate course. For more information, go to:

About the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

As a unit of the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the Georgia Center provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its continuing education programs. Event staff service meetings and conferences whether they are in-person, online, or a mix of both using state-of-the-art technology and online engagement tools. For in-person events, the center is located on the university’s campus and includes a full-service hotel with 200 rooms and suites, restaurants, banquet areas, conference rooms, auditoriums, a fitness center, and a computer lab—all under one roof. For more information, please visit:

For more information contact:

Dan Coates, Search Committee Chair:

Marjette Stark, President of MRII:

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