Public Policy Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce it has added Craig Van Vliet to its staff as a research associate II.

“Craig is a bright, young researcher with strong quantitative skills that will benefit the research projects we do for clients,” said PPA CEO Sam Singh. Mr. Van Vliet is going to be working on surveys, secondary data analysis, and other activities in support of projects focused on child care policy and strategic planning.

Prior to joining PPA, Mr. Van Vliet was a data manager at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, where he worked for the epidemiology core in the Department of Oncology, where he created and maintained databases and analyzed data. His background also includes being a marketing research specialist at DFCU Financial. There, his work included designing and analyzing customer surveys, performing post-hoc tests to measure marketing campaign effectiveness, and creating predictive models for forecasting.

Mr. Van Vliet earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, with a double minor in statistics and mathematics, from Grand Valley State University. He has a master’s degree in economics with an emphasis on econometrics from Wayne State University.