AIS Market Research, Inc. was founded in 1964 by Patricia Alviso in Fresno, CA. She was introduced to Market Research as an independent interviewer and was personally trained by today’s industry pioneers, George Gallup and Mervin Field. This training created a foundation which she used to build a solid company accommodating for consistent growth.
After 44 years of being actively involved, Patricia Alviso retired and turned over her leadership of the company to her son-in-law, Ken Weikle. With Ken’s 40 years of business management experience AIS has progressively invested efforts to introduce new technologies into the company.
Today, AIS is a political and social research firm that combines decades of experience with state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies orchestrated by an executive team of highly trained professionals.
The primary executive team at AIS is comprised of Chris Weikle-Chief Executive Officer, Ken Weikle-Chief Financial Officer, Alison Weikle-Director of Innovation & Development, John Pickens-Director of HR & Technology and Lorraine Arelis-Director of Call Center Operations. Each of these executive team members brings a unique set of skills to the table on behalf of our clients.