Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009

McDowell Group recently promoted Tasha Bailey to research analyst. Her responsibilities include survey field management, executive interviews, and data compilation and analysis.

"Tasha's responsibilities have grown considerably since she joined the firm," said McDowell Group principal Jim Calvin. "She has an integral role in ensuring that we produce high quality data and analysis for our clients."

Bailey began working for the Alaska research and consulting firm in 2005. She was part of the field management team for the Alaska Visitors Statistics Program, a comprehensive survey of business and leisure travelers conducted on behalf of the State of Alaska. She has helped field dozens of telephone, mail, and web-based surveys including projects conducted for the Alaska Giving Coalition, community opinion surveys regarding economic development and infrastructure priorities, surveys for village and regional ANCSA corporations, and several conducted on behalf of the University of Alaska.

Bailey also provides data collection and analysis for a wide array of projects including economic impact analyses, transportation studies, and feasibility studies for public and private infrastructure.

An aspiring Tlingit speaker, Bailey is working toward a bachelor's degree in economics, with an emphasis in Alaska Native studies. Outside the office, she likes to travel, spend time with her family, and is captain of McDowell Group's Bowl for Kids' Sake team.


Heidi Reifenstein completed her second degree, in graphic design, graduating with distinction from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She finished with an award-winning thesis and has won two awards for professional work since graduation. Reifenstein is now a freelance designer with clients in California and Alaska.

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