Mathematica Appoints Two New Officers to Drive Client Collaboration

Feb 27, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to deliver outstanding service and support for our partners, Mathematica announced the appointment of Susanne James-Burdumy and Jeffrey Tranchina as vice presidents of the company. The appointments will take effect on March 1, 2019.

“Mathematica’s commitment to uncovering actionable insights that survive the most rigorous tests requires close, collaborative relationships with our clients,” said Mathematica’s President and CEO Paul Decker. “Susie and Jeff understand the importance of being a true partner to public- and private-sector organizations. In their new roles, they will help ensure that we continue to provide the rigor, objectivity, innovative ideas, and thoughtful counsel our partners have come to expect in support of our shared mission to improve public well-being.”

Susanne James-BurdumySusanne James-Burdumy, Vice President of Business Development and Client Partnerships, Human Services

James-Burdumy joined Mathematica in 1999. As a senior fellow and director of education research, she led some of Mathematica’s largest and most complex projects and worked to expand the company’s strong partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. Most recently, she began coordinating with other human services client liaisons within Mathematica to expand our federal policy and program assessment work. In her new role, James-Burdumy will carry on that coordination, assume responsibility for fostering close collaboration with Mathematica’s federal partners, and continue to drive high quality performance through strategic planning and continuous feedback mechanisms. As a vice president, James-Burdumy will ensure that Mathematica’s project teams apply their unique expertise, rigorous methods, and efficient management approaches to help our partners achieve their goals.

Jeffrey Tranchina

Jeffrey Tranchina, Vice President of Information Technology Services

Tranchina joined Mathematica in 2012 and has helped integrate technology and build new capabilities throughout the organization to deliver value for our partners. Tranchina’s expertise in enterprise and cloud architecture, data security, service delivery, and automation is transforming the way Mathematica engages with partners and other stakeholders, including the development of new infrastructure to facilitate rapid delivery of project solutions. In his role as vice president, Tranchina will help Mathematica and its partners better leverage technology to reimagine the way the world gathers and uses data to address complex social challenges.

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