As Chairman & CEO, and Co-founder of Corporate Research Associates, Don is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research professionals. As a qualified expert witness in the field of public opinion and market research and has appeared before numerous boards, commissions and judicial courts, including the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Don is frequently a guest commentator on radio and television on public opinion issues.
Actively involved in the research industry he was the founding President of the Marketing Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA) and as Chair of the MRIA Government Relations Committee has done much for the authentication of the research industry in Canada.
Passionate about Atlantic Canada and his community, Don has served on a multitude of Boards with significant community involvement. He was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in its inaugural year in 2005. As well he was selected 2001 Business Person of the Year in Metro Halifax by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.
In 2008, Don was named Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association of Canada (FMRIA) and received the Bishop’s University Award of Merit in 2009, one of only 20 to ever receive this award at that time.