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NORC Chief Statistician and EVP Susan Paddock Elected Vice President of the ASA

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Senior Research Methodologist Martha McRoy Chosen as Secretary of Survey Research Methods Section

CHICAGO, June 21, 2023 — NORC is proud to announce that two of our staff members, Susan Paddock and Martha McRoy, have been elected to leadership positions at the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Paddock, chief statistician and executive vice president at NORC, has been elected ASA vice president, with her term beginning January 1, 2024. During her tenure, Paddock’s top priorities will be advancing statistical leadership in data science and AI; supporting the association’s ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility work; and amplifying the ASA voice for sound statistical practice in society. 

Paddock leads NORC’s statisticians, data scientists, and methodologists, who advance our capabilities through cross-functional collaboration, efficient statistical operations, fit-for-purpose methodological research and development, and targeted business development.

McRoy, a senior research methodologist in Methodology & Quantitative Social Sciences at NORC, will serve as secretary of the Survey Research Methods Section of the ASA for the 2024-25 term. 

McRoy specializes in survey sample design, questionnaire development, fieldwork monitoring and implementation, quality control, and data weighting for web, mail, telephone, face-to-face, and mixed-mode surveys.

We congratulate Paddock and McRoy on their new ASA roles.

For more information, visit the ASA website.

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