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Meet Our New Project Manager

We are pleased to announce Tony Iaccarino, Ph.D., as DHM Research’s new Project Manager. Tony’s experience is wide-ranging, including regional parks and transportation, public education, affordable housing, legislative redistricting, the initiative process, tax policy, pension reform, behavioral health, and criminal sentencing. A former assistant professor of American History at Reed College, he has also served as Policy Director for both the City Club of Portland and Healthy Democracy.

Tony joined DHM in July. While his extensive policy knowledge, research skills, and communications experience have proven him to be an immense asset to our research department, his collaborative and honest nature have endeared him to the entire DHM team.

“Tony’s background and experience will allow DHM to better meet our clients needs.  He brings expertise in local and state policy, refined research skills, and an ability to communicate complex information to decision-makers. We are glad to ​have Tony on our team, and we think you will ​be too,” said DHM’s Client Relations and Political Research Director, John Horvick.

Learn more about Tony.

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website

After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand-new website. You can see our updated site by going to

The new website gives visitors better access to our project experience, client and industry updates, and company news. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services and the latest findings from our research on the front page of our website.

Amongst the revamped features the site includes integrated social media buttons for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. This will improve communications and the distribution of timely and impactful research. On the website, we will constantly be updating our content with helpful information, articles, newsletters, blogs, company announcements, and client successes in the Updates section.

We hope you find the new website’s fresh look and easy-to-access information helpful and engaging.

DHM Co-presents With ODOT at International Summit

Alongside Judith Gray, Congestion Pricing Project Manager for ODOT, DHM’s CEO, Michelle Neiss, Ph.D., participated in a panel on connecting with elected officials at the IBTTA Communication and Change Management Summit.

Using their experience and findings from the recent ODOT Value Pricing study conducted by DHM, Navigating Tough Conversations About Tolling, provided ways to build strong relationships between agencies and elected officials. Michelle discussed the need for elected officials to understand any gaps between what they know and believe and what the public knows and believes, noting that research can help elected officials think through the impact on—or conversations with—different groups within their constituency. Judith led an informative and well-received talk about how her work, as an agency staff person, supports electeds making tough decisions

The International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. The summit, Communication Invasion: We Are All In This Together, addressed an array of issues affecting tolling and mobility professionals’ entire workforce.

DHM Becomes a Certified B Corporation

DHM Research is proud to be a Certified B Corp. We are one of only 3,023 companies worldwide to achieve this certification. The rigorous certification process took 18 months to complete and verifies DHM’s high performance standards in social, environmental and public transparency.

“Receiving our B Corporation Certification has meant both affirming our values and becoming a part of a community of like-minded businesses. It was an awesome achievement for us, and we truly look forward to continually challenging ourselves to be better and do better for our people, our community, and the planet,” said DHM’s Chief Operating Officer, Megan Wentworth.

Certified B Corporations believe it’s time to expand how success is measured in the business world. For-profit businesses should be a force for good and collectively strive for shared and durable prosperity. Our B Corp certification documents how we’re living our values today and serves as a road map to be the best business we can be.

Learn more about DHM’s values.