Business Leaders Hamburg and Liakopoulos Join AIR’s Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.Nationally-recognized business leaders Edward Hamburg and Andrew Liakopoulos have joined the Board of Directors of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a leading behavioral and social science research organization, effective immediately.

Hamburg advises or serves on the board of directors of numerous high technology companies and is a venture partner with Morgan Stanley Private Equity. Liakopoulos is a principal in the Human Capital Practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads Deloitte’s National Talent Strategies practice. Both served on the Board of Directors of Learning Point Associates, an education research and consulting firm that merged with AIR on August 1, 2010.

“We welcome the valuable insights and contributions that both of these outstanding leaders brings with them,” said Patricia Gurin, the chair of AIR’s Board of Directors. “We are delighted that they are joining us.”

Hamburg is the former executive vice president of corporate operations and chief financial officer of SPSS Inc., a global provider of predictive analytics computer software and services, which was acquired by IBM in 2009. He earned a Ph.D. from the department of political science at The University of Chicago.

Liakopoulos has worked with many Fortune 100 companies in the areas of talent management, organization strategy, change management, human resource transformation, and learning development. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois with a concentration in Organizational Behavior.

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Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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