ARLINGTON, Va. — Sept. 7, 2017 — Fors Marsh Group (FMG) named Seri Irazola, Ph.D., as its new director of public policy evaluation. Dr. Irazola joins FMG from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as the director of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). In this capacity, she oversaw three research divisions that accounted for all social science research being funded and produced by the DOJ.
"Seri is a powerful addition to the FMG team," said Dr. Sean Marsh, FMG’s chief executive officer (CEO). "Her deep experience in policy research and project management in the federal space enables FMG and our public policy team to help our clients create an impact in their respective areas. We are thrilled she has joined FMG, where her expertise and leadership will support the company’s growth."
At FMG, Dr. Irazola will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Public Policy Evaluation division. Dr. Irazola will also be responsible for further developing FMG’s relationships with existing clients, including the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the Newseum Institute, the Pew Research Center, and DOJ. Additionally, she will extend FMG’s policy evaluation services into the Department of Defense (DoD) Human Resource Activity (DHRA).
Before her tenure at DOJ, Dr. Irazola worked at ICF International and the Urban Institute as a consultant and served as the principal investigator and project director on multiple social policy-related projects for DOJ, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Education (ED), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She served as a working group lead to other foundations and government agencies, most recently as a representative on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Tiered Evidence and Evaluation Policy Working Group, and as a co-chair for a subcommittee on data and statistics on behalf of the Office of Justice Programs’ Science Advisory Board (OJP SAB).
About Fors Marsh Group Headquartered in Arlington, Va., Fors Marsh Group (FMG) is dedicated to providing scientifically based research support and strategic consulting for advancing organizational innovation and decision making. FMG currently works with international and national organizations from the technology, financial, and federal industries. Clients include Citizens Bank, Facebook, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).