Mr. Connery is Vice-President and CFO of Applied Survey Research. He directs ASR's work in the area of homelessness, including our homeless census and surveys which have been cited by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a best practice. The federal government requires that counties count their homeless populations every two years to receive further funding, and HUD provides information about ASR's methodology on their website and in their handbook. ASR has completed homeless census and surveys in several of the largest counties in the United States including San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County in both 2005 and 2007. Other counties include Mendocino, Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, the Southern Nevada region including Las Vegas, and the greater Atlanta Georgia region. In 2006, ASR won a prestigious award from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). According to the AACS, the Community Service Award was given to ASR "for its outstanding work in applying its data collection, analysis, reporting, and management skills to addressing homelessness and other social problems."
Mr. Connery has also directed one of the largest farmworker health and housing assessments in the United States. ASR organized over 140 people from agricultural worker and health services backgrounds in Washington State to randomly survey over 2,850 farmworkers as they picked crops in fifteen counties, representing 95% of farmworker production in the state. He is also responsible for ASR's infrastructure requirements such as facilities, technology acquisition, networking, strategic partnerships and management of the general ledger.
In addition to his work at ASR, Mr. Connery is active in youth sports as a coach of basketball, baseball and soccer. He came to ASR after working for 18 years in the logistics services industry, holding senior management positions in business units ranging from operations to sales and marketing. His project management expertise from the business sector coupled with his academic background in social research has enabled ASR to expand significantly. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz.