Mariann Lowery is a research strategist, analyst, project manager, dreamer and world traveler. Mariann is passionate about turning insights into action; she enjoys process hacking and operational improvement. At MGMA, she works hard at developing an organization-wide research strategy, and leads various research initiatives with the goal of better understanding the association’s members and the marketplace. Mariann’s research background also includes 8 years on the agency side. While in her home country, she worked as a qualitative researcher at Synovate Hungary, managing multi-country research projects across the globe. During her time at Synovate, she became a certified Censydiam researcher. Mariann played a key role in the international launch and expansion of GutCheck, a global, online agile market research solution. In addition to her research experience, Mariann has a unique background in education, marketing and project management. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature, other countries and cultures including their cuisine and wine.