Katherine Kenward, Senior Qualitative Researcher

Ms. Kenward joined RSS in August 2010 as Survey Director. She is a research professional with over 20 years of experience, who has collaborated with RSS on project assignments between 2000 and 2006. She has expertise overseeing project budgets and schedules, negotiating contracts with clients, and working with project teams and vendors on ensuring that deliverables are timely and in compliance with contract requirements. As Acting Director of Strategic Development at Performance Communications Group (2000-2007) she managed projects and provided weekly and ad hoc client status updates on all deliverables. As Director for Survey Design and Analysis at Performance Direct (1997-2006), she managed day to day operations for all research driven marketing, communication and branding initiatives, coordinating activities from proposal development through analysis for multiple surveys, focus group initiatives, business to business and business to client communication projects. She was responsible for all internal project communications, scheduled progress updates, client communications and preparation and presentation of client interim and final reports. At NORC (1985-88), Ms. Kenward worked in survey design, was responsible for monitoring budgets for multi-year, multi-million dollar projects, coordinated and recruited for focus groups, and managed NORC’s first computer assisted data entry effort.