Washington, D.C. – Kathleen Courrier, a leading expert in communicating research and public policy, has joined the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as vice president for communications and public affairs.
From 1997 through 2011, Courrier was vice president for communications at The Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that conducts research, evaluates programs and analyzes social and economic issues to promote sound public policy and effective government. There, she directed the Urban Institute’s communications group, which includes public affairs, web and social media, videography and publishing, and was also a corporate officer.
“We are delighted that Kathy has joined AIR and that she will be providing her insights as a member of our Senior Leadership Team,” said David Myers, AIR’s President and CEO.
Courrier has also previously directed the publishing and public education programs for the World Resources Institute and consulted on publishing with the Organization of American States. Before that, she was publishing director for the Solar Lobby and for its sister organization, the Center for Renewable Resources, where she became executive director in 1981. She holds an M.A. in English from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in English cum laude from Occidental College.
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 www.air.org.