Advisory Board

The Center for Marketing Research is linked to the business community through its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is composed of individuals appointed by the Director. Appointment is based on demonstrated or potential contribution to the Center and achievement of its goals.

The primary purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide advice, guidance and direction to the Director of the Center for Marketing Research. The members of the Board act as liaison between the Center and business community. In doing so, the Advisory Board focuses on all aspects of the Center including: identifying opportunities for the program, helping to leverage its strengths, raising the visibility of the Center and generally providing guidance to help the Center make appropriate decisions from the perspective of the business community.

The full Board meets quarterly on dates and at times set at the beginning of each academic year. The full Board, or committees of the Board, may meet at additional times as deemed appropriate. Seven business associates joined the Center in 2000 shortly after its Kick-Off Breakfast. The Board has now grown to 24 business members.

The Advisory Board is unique in that its members include the Chambers of Commerce and CEO's of local, regional, national and international business and the UMD Assistant Director of Economic Development.

CMR Executive Board

Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D

Chancellor Professor of Marketing

Director, CMR

Ava Lescault, MBA

Associate Director/Senior Research Associate


James Mathes

Development Director

Dennison Memorial Community Center

CMR Advisory Board Members

Andrea A. Rodrigues BankFive
Paul C. Burke  LIA CIC CRM Hadley Insurit
Stephen Byron Dartmouth Mall
Andrew Guilbeault BankFive
Melanie Betelho  
BT Hathaway Hathaway Family Funeral Services
Matthew Insana HarborOne Bank
Jay Pateakos Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Marques Mallard Printing
James Mathes (Chair) Dennison Memorial Community Center
Jennifer Menard UMD Economic Dev.
John Montigny Honeywell
James Rice BayCoast Bank
Jack Silva Bristol County Savings Bank
Helene Sousa Colonial Wholesale Beverage
David Slutz Potentia Business Solutions LLC
Lisa Strattan (Vice-Chair) Herald News
Randall T. Weeks, Jr., Esq. Partridge Snow & Hahn
Kevin Harris Acushnet Golf Co. 
Jack Lank United Regional Chamber
Joyce Faria Brennan Southcoast Health System
Monte Ferris Venus de Milo
Jennifer Menard Bristol Community College
Beth Zager Dartmouth Mall
Kelly Baldwin     St. Anne's Credit Union