Chris Kann is the President and Owner of CSK Marketing, Inc., a marketing services firm based in Racine, Wisconsin. The company provides marketing support in the form of qualitative market research, facilitation, other types of marketing support. Chris has been a professional research moderator for 22 years, and a marketing professional for over 30 years. She has conducted research for consumer and business-to-business clients in the apparel, consumer packaged goods, outdoor, food, tool, and industrial electronics industries, among others.
Chris received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to starting her own company, Chris spent nearly eleven years in various corporate marketing positions at Jockey International, Inc., IN-SINK-ERATOR, and Johnson Outdoor.
In her professional association, the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), Chris is a Past President, former Co-Chair of the Chicago Chapter and the Public Relations Advisory Group, and has served as the Annual Conference Co-Chair for the 2005 and 2015 Conferences. She is the Chair of the Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research in Brussels, Belgium in May, 2020. She has been a presenter at Annual Conferences in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. She has had articles published in Views magazine, Survey magazine, Greenbook.org and the American Marketing Association Marketing Insights Newsletter, and has been a presenter on the QCasts webinar series.
Chris is also a member of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC), and serves on the Board of Trustees for The Prairie School, an independent college-preparatory school in Wind Point, Wisconsin.
May 2008 – YWCA Women of Distinction Award
May 2003 – Small Business Administration’s Award for Women In Business Advocate Award in Wisconsin
Spring 2002 – “30 Under 40: 30 Young Adults Who Are Making a Difference in Racine County” by The Racine Journal Times.