Insights Association

Insights Association

Formed in 1957 as an outgrowth of the Trade Problem Discussion Group of the American Marketing Association's (AMA) New York Chapter. Formerly (1971) Marketing Research Trade Association. Merged with CASRO. MRA's mission is to support and advocate for its members professional growth and success. Membership fee: $315-$29,950 (Company); $350-$4,999 (Corporate Research Deptartment); $350 (Practitioners unaffiliated); $200 (Government); $95 (Educator/Retired/Unemployed/Student).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Tax Exempt Status:
Advertising And Marketing, Management, Science, Market Research, Marketing, Scientific Research
Year Founded:
1156 15th St. NW
Suite 302 Washington, DC 20005
3000 individuals
Certification Programs:

Financial Snapshot


Total revenues: $3,440,139

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Program service revenue
Investment income
Sales of non-inventory assets

Total expenses: $3,974,135

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Benefits paid to or for members

Total assets: $2,153,476

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Investments in publicly traded securities
Other assets
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)

Total Liabilities: $1,237,758

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Deferred revenue
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable
Accounts payable and accrued expenses


Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 3,311,529
Investment income 67,774
Sales of non-inventory assets 36,091
Miscellaneous revenue 15,145
Net rental income 9,600
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Royalties 0
Total contributions 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Total Revenue:


1-yr growth
Program service revenue
Investment income
Sales of non-inventory assets
Miscellaneous revenue
Net rental income


Expenses: Amount ($)
Compensation for non-officers/directors 1,201,666
Conferences, conventions, meetings 836,931
Benefits paid to or for members 311,364
Other fees 277,039
Occupancy 215,569
Information technology 209,258
Office expenses 145,416
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 137,273
Advertising and promotion 122,010
Payroll taxes 121,045
Other employee benefits 113,746
Accounting fees 101,545
Lobbying fees 51,367
Travel 43,955
Other expenses 30,707
Investment management fees 17,247
Interest expense 16,215
Insurance 13,306
Pension plan contributions 8,476
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Royalties 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Management fees 0
Legal fees 0
Total Expenses:


1-yr growth
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Benefits paid to or for members
Other fees
Information technology
Office expenses
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
Advertising and promotion
Payroll taxes


Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 1,473,540
Other assets 291,746
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 206,707
Cash -- non-interest bearing 96,743
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 61,920
Accounts receivable 15,240
Intangible assets 7,580
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Savings and temporary cash investments 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Total Assets:


1-yr growth
Investments in publicly traded securities
Other assets
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Accounts receivable


Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 523,110
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 471,965
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 173,801
Other liabilities 68,426
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 456
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:


1-yr growth
Deferred revenue
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 915,718
Temporarily restricted net assets 0
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:


1-yr growth
Unrestricted net assets

Key Staff

Name Ascending
Add Prospect 
Art Flanagan Vice President, Communications Communications/Public Relations ...X
Cheryl Bechard Director, Member Solutions Membership, Publications ...X
David Almy Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director ...X
David Rothstein Chair Board Member, Chairman of the Board ...X
Hilary Fischer Director, Chapter Engagement Senior Executive ...X
Howard Fienberg CAE Vice President, Advocacy Communications/Public Relations, Government Relations, Issue Management/Policy Planning, LDA Contact, Legal, Political Action, Public Affairs/Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Senior Executive, WR Questionnaire Contact ...X
Jeff Miller Treasurer Board Member, Finance ...X
Jennifer Cattel Director, Logistics and Speaker Relations Communications/Public Relations, Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings, Education, Government Relations, Senior Executive ...X
Jonathan Saxe Vice President, Revenue Finance, Senior Executive ...X
Juliana Wood Director, Certifications and Training Education, Senior Executive ...X
Lisa Courtade Vice Chair Board Member ...X
Meg Collins Senior Manager, Database and Communications Communications/Public Relations, Computer/Information Technology ...X
Nicole Symelidis Vice President, Membership Membership ...X
Patricia Houston President Elect Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Paula Barnes Secretary Administration, Board Member ...X
Rob Stone Past Chair Board Member ...X
Simon Chadwick Board Member Board Member ...X
Suzie Sligh President Board Member, Executive Director ...X


Year Descending
Facility Amenities 
2019Excursion to CES® 2019 Las Vegas , NV , United States   January 7 January 9 170000 attendeesover 100 exhibitors ...X
2019IA NEXT 2019 Chicago , IL , United States Radisson Blu Hotel June 13 June 14    ...X
2019IA CRC 2019 Orlando , FL , United States Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel October 22 October 24   Convention Center, Golf...X
2018New England Spring Conference Waltham , MA , United States Conference Center at Waltham Woods May 22 May 22    ...X
2018Northwest Insights Summit Portland , OR , United States   June 1 June 1    ...X
2018Mid-Atlantic Chapter - Annual Symposium Washington , DC , United States FHI 360 Conference Center July 24 July 24    ...X
2018CEO Summit London London , United Kingdom   September 27 September 28    ...X
20182018 Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) Orlando , FL , United States   October 8 October 10    ...X
2018Insights Leadership Conference San Diego , CA , United States   November 5 November 7    ...X
20172017 CEO SUMMIT Miami , FL , United States   January 23 January 25    ...X
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Alert MagazinemonthlyNo...X
Blue Book Marketing Research Services DirectoryonlineNo...X
Membership DirectoryonlineNo...X
MRA NewsdailyNo...X
MRA Update Newsletterbi-weeklyYes...X
PRC DirectoryonlineNo...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $5,116
2018 Q3: $0
2018 Q2: $5,000
2018 Q1: $10,000
2017: $30,000

PAC Details

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Last updated: -

PAC Contributions


Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
  This organization has no outside representation data available.

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.


Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE Meetings (ISC) F&B2016 $177,789 ...X
The Westin St Francis Meetings (CRC) F&B Svcs2016 $210,260 ...X
ATEN DESIGN GROUP INC Software programming2015 $116,188 ...X
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Meetings (ISC)2015 $209,939 ...X
MARRIOTT BUSINESS SERVICES Meetings (CRC)2015 $189,882 ...X
20TWENTY STRATEGIC CONSULTING INC Website Project2014 $115,460 ...X
ATEN DESIGN GROUP INC Prof Consulting Technology2014 $207,120 ...X
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Meetings (ISC/CRC)2014 $158,527 ...X
Savor Chicago Food & Bev (ISC/CRC)2014 $195,438 ...X
YGS GROUP Printing/Postage/Marketing2014 $123,263 ...X
DCI Group, LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal  - ...X

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