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BURKE MARKETING RESEARCH
PROMOTES THREE TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Cincinnati, Ohio (June 4, 1999) - Burke Marketing Research (BMR), an international leader in custom marketing research, analysis and consulting, has promoted Ray Barber, Linda Klump and Linda Orewiler to senior vice president, BMR Client Services.
For the past 15 years, Ray has been an integral leader in BMR's success. He introduced many of BMRís advanced protocols and further expanded the business on an international level for one of its largest clients. Ray has worked in the Dallas office for 13 years and holds a masterís degree and a bachelorís degree in marketing from the University of Texas.
"Few in this industry have successfully built a more loyal clientele than Ray," said Joe Ottaviani, managing director of BMR. "Long before it became fashionable, Ray found that putting customers first is an effective strategy for building business."
Since joining Burke, Inc. 26 years ago, Linda Klump has worked with both BMRís Research Service and Client Services divisions. For eight years she has managed one of BMRís largest consumer products clients. Linda holds a masterís degree from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelorís degree from Edgecliff College, now a part of Xavier University.
"Throughout the years Linda Klump has consistently demonstrated the ability to transform her vision into results that benefit the entire organization," Ottaviani said. "She has been a key player in BMR, helping our team members not only reach corporate goals, but also reach their full potentials."
During her 17 years with Burke, Inc., Linda Orewiler worked with both Consulting and Analytical Services and Client Services before becoming a vice president at Burke, Inc., five years ago. In less than seven years Linda successfully built one of Burkeís largest clients from scratch. She holds a bachelorís degree in psychology from Miami University and a masterís degree in communications from Michigan State University.
"Lindaís extraordinary vision and self-disciple has helped us strengthen and expand our business," said Ottaviani. "There is no doubt that her tireless efforts have contributed to the increased quality of our services. "
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Burke Marketing Research is an international leader in custom marketing research, analysis and consulting for consumer and business-to-business product and service companies. BMR is a division of Cincinnati-based Burke, Inc., one of the nationís leading practitioners of custom marketing research and customer satisfaction measurement.
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Editorís Note: Founded in 1931 and based in Cincinnati, Burke, Inc. is one of the premier international business research and consulting firms in the world. The Cincinnati-based firm has offices and affiliates in 40 countries, offering business solutions through the following strategic divisions: Burke Marketing Research, Burke Customer Satisfaction Associates, Burke Strategic Consulting Group, Internet Research Group, and The Training & Development Center.