James Dayton is an ICF senior vice president and the marketing, functional, and quality assurance director in the survey research division. He has more than 30 years of experience in research strategy and implementation, including all elements of project acquisition, as well as in technical and fiscal management. James has worked with more than 25 states and territories on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) since 1990, in roles ranging from project management to BRFSS practice lead to, most recently, officer in charge of the BRFSS practice. He leads ICF’s independently validated International Organization for Standardization–certified quality assurance program.
James is responsible for designing and executing single and multimode phone, mail, and electronic self- and interviewer-administered quantitative surveys and has experience with probability and nonprobability web panels. He has also established and managed several large data collection centers. His leadership in developing the technical and methodological innovations positions him to provide unique oversight to all of ICF’s statistical and survey functions at critical junctures.