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Parks Associates announces key promotions, celebrates 35 years

Parks Associates announces key promotions, celebrates 35 years

DALLAS—Parks Associates announced the promotion of three key personnel to further solidify its position as the leading provider of knowledge and data for the technology industry in smart home, IoT (Internet of things), connected entertainment and home services sectors. Dr. Jennifer Kent has been promoted to Vice President, Research; Jason Paris has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development; and Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein is now Vice President, Marketing.

These promotions reflect the continued growth of the international research firm, which celebrates its 35th year in business in 2021 and its 25th year to host its executive conference CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, virtual in 2020 and 2021.

“Jennifer, Jason, and Mindi Sue are instrumental to Parks Associates’ success, each contributing over a decade to the business with their expertise and dedication to unmatched client service,” said Parks Associates President Elizabeth Parks. “It is a pleasure to announce these promotions. Each has truly demonstrated leadership skills, ability to adapt, and superior attention to excellence in all they do.”

Kent manages and develops the strategic plan for Parks Associates’ annual syndicated roadmap and events. She also leads and advises on all custom research projects across Parks Associates’ connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for the firm’s extensive consumer analytics survey program.

Paris is responsible for expanding the company’s business across vertical markets, as well as building and maintaining Parks Associates’ client relationships. He is also charged with ensuring that clients have top-level client experiences.

Sternblitz-Rubenstein oversees the marketing for Parks Associates’ research, custom marketing services, and multiple executive conferences. She manages the planning and production of Parks Associates’ executive conferences and delivers a quality experience for the more than 3,000 executives who attend the firm’s events each year.


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