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Meet Diane Bullion

23 Mar Posted by in Cactus Call | Comments Off on Meet Diane Bullion
Meet Diane Bullion
 

Name: Diane Bullion

Title: Director of Research Services

Company: MARC Research

Current City: Carrollton, TX

Years in the market research industry: 33

What duties does your current job position include?  Sample, sample, sample!  I work with vendors to procure sample for our projects.  I also provide project management and I am a member of our quality control team.

What’s the best aspect of your current job position? Getting to work with just about everyone in the company, some of who I have known since my early days with MARC.

What you see coming in the market research industry during the next five years? It’s hard to know.  It has been interesting and, at times, exciting watching the methods of data collection evolve.

How did you first come to work in market research? I moved to Texas ½ way through my Senior year in high school and a new friend told me about her after school job working at the MARC Denton Telephone Center as an interviewer.  I started just a few weeks shy of my 18th birthday and stayed with the company through college and beyond until mid-2010.

What led to you to joining the Insights Association?  I was able to attend a local conference a few years ago and enjoyed the networking.  It’s a great way to stay current on the market research industry as well.

Where else have you worked in the past – including non­MR positions? My first job was in a movie theater concession stand the summer before my junior year in high school and my 2nd was Taco Bell before my senior year.  I also worked for Research Now for 7 years before coming back to MARC this past summer.

What do you do in your spare time – hobbies or activities? My home away from home is the yoga studio where I practice yoga and Pilates.  I do practice some at home but prefer the community feel that a studio has.  I love spending time with my dogs as well as reading and baking.

Do you have any unusual talents? None.

What would others be surprised to know about you? No surprises here.

Favorite book or movie? One of my favorite books is The Shack but I’m hesitant to see the movie because the book was amazing.  It’s on my DVR but I have not watched it yet.

What is your ideal vacation? On a beach in Florida with my yoga mat.

What is your favorite quote? Inhale the future, exhale the past.