The ANR team is a creative, educated, and friendly group of researchers and consulting professionals. We are experts in quantitative and qualitative research — including field services. Many on our team have decades of experience and are well versed in multiple industries.
Alan Newman founded ANR in 1978 after years of experience in both academia and business. After completing his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky prior to founding ANR. Under Alan’s leadership, ANR remains committed to delivering reliable, accurate, valid, and smart market research.
Jack Fyock is President of ANR. Jack has over 25 years of market research experience, which he draws upon as he designs, oversees, and executes ANR studies that employ a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Much of Jack’s work concerns the development of consumer-based communication and messaging strategies across various industries and particularly in healthcare. Jack, a RIVA-trained moderator, obtained his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland. He has published work in peer-reviewed journals related to consumer reactions to healthcare quality and value as well as perceptions of Medicare programs.
Amanda Frail is a Richmond native who joined ANR in 2007 after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in mathematical sciences. In her current role, Amanda manages ANR’s team of quantitative project directors and stays up to date on industry trends, implementing new methodologies and strategies for conducting research with hard-to-reach audiences. She especially enjoys tracking and ongoing studies, as well as measuring advertising effectiveness, and is an active member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Dan Hough is a senior consultant at ANR. In that role, he provides guidance to staff and clients on research planning and analysis. He was President of ANR for 22 years and was actively involved in managing projects and moderating. Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Terry Brisbane has been with ANR for over 35 years and has been integral to the firm’s evolution since the beginning. Responsible for all field operations, Terry has managed everything from kitchen-table research to virtual focus groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University at Northridge, maintains a Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) from the Insights Association, and is a RIVA-trained focus group moderator. In addition, Terry manages our focus group facility, Richmond Focus Group Center.
Hugh Martin came to ANR in 1995 after several years in public accounting. A Certified Public Accountant and James Madison University accounting graduate, Hugh manages ANR’s financial reports, as well as various human resources, compliance, and legal matters.