It is with a heavy heart that IA posts news of the passing of Naomi Henderson, Founder & CEO of RIVA.

Wise, engaging, fun, and thoughtful, Naomi was a joy. She was a pioneer and a master teacher in the world of qualitative research – maintaining a remarkable handle on new technologies and developments in the field.

In nearly four decades as a business leader, moderator, and teacher, she educated and inspired so many in our profession – so well conveyed in this lovely post from Shannon Danzy.
She was generous in sharing her expertise as an author, guest lecturer, association volunteer, and conference presenter.
She was often featured on major media outlets and was among the first class of IPC Laureates that IA honored in late 2020. Naomi’s knowledge and perspectives were featured often in Quirk’s.

Typed words can’t adequately convey her warmth, compassion, or wisdom. So, please take a few minutes to listen to this recent podcast interview.

Our thoughts are with Naomi’s family and her team at RIVA.

Please send cards and messages of condolences to RIVA Market Research, 1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 360, Rockville, MD 20854.
For donations, please contact Bonnie Heiserman.