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About Us

CorCom, Inc. is a research and consulting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. Since 2000, CorCom, Inc. has served numerous industries, including health care, product manufacturing, the arts, social services, professional services and many others.

Many clients have worked with us for years, even decades. We earn your trust by doing what we say, when we say we’re going to do it. To help our clients focus, we attempt to simplify most challenges into one of three buckets: present, future, process.


What is your current situation?

What's working?

Using research, we help determine the extent to which something is an issue or opportunity.


What needs improving?

How will you get there?

By helping our clients improve their processes, we increase their potential results.


Where do you want to go?

What is your goal?

By first understanding where we are, it is easier to clarify where we want to go (future).

Meet Our Team

We employ a small, highly dedicated and professional staff who like to work and find ways of “wowing” our clients.

Lloyd Corder, Ph.D.
Lloyd Corder, Ph.D. President & CEO
Lloyd has 25+ years of research and consulting experience. He holds faculty appointments at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. BA, University of Kansas; MA, PhD, University of Pittsburgh.
Kara Buggy
Kara BuggyDirector of Operations
Kara manages our marketing research services. Her background is in quantitative and statistical analysis and she has extensive experience in the market research, customer service and hospitality industries. BS, Robert Morris University.
Sabrina Amann-Ross
Sabrina Amann-RossCreative Director
Sabrina produces infographics, videos and designs CorCom Inc.’s many publications and special reports. She designs websites, creates logos and produces photography. Most recently, she was with Nowait.com. BA, Edinboro University.
Duncan Riding
Duncan RidingResearch Supervisor
Duncan designs surveys, recruits focus group participants, analyzes survey data and helps build dashboards. In 2018 he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in economics and a BA in communications.
Melanie Haas
Melanie HaasResearch Assistant
Melanie designs surveys, recruits focus group participants, analyzes survey data and helps build dashboards. In 2018 she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in marketing.
Jahmeliah Burton
Jahmeliah BurtonResearch Interviewer
Over many years, Jahmeliah has completed thousands of consumer and B2B telephone interviews and she has recruited hundreds of focus group participants.
Terry TaylorResearch Interviewer
Terry is a lead research interviewer. She has extensive interviewing, focus group recruiting and call center customer service experience.
Sammi TuranoResearch Interviewer
Sammi is a lead research interviewer and supervisor. She has extensive academic research experience at the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University. BA, Communication and Political Science, College of New Rochelle.

University Affiliations

Lloyd Corder, Ph.D. serves as an adjunct professor for both the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (since 2000) and the University of Pittsburgh (since 1985). In his tenure, he has taught over 125 courses and interacted with thousands of MBA and undergraduate students.

Many of CorCom, Inc.’s clients have benefited from these affiliations through student-led projects where clients present a specific challenge and students compete by different teams delivering research-based recommendations. In some cases, graduating students have been referred to clients for employment.

University of Pittsburgh

Organizational Communication, Nonverbal Communication

Carnegie Mellon University

Brand Strategy, Marketing Research, International Marketing

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