Smarty Pants Promotes Danielle Place & Megan Bowling


September 19, 2023

JOHNSON CITY, TN – Smarty Pants market research and strategic consulting firm announced today the recent promotion of two key team members, Danielle Place and Megan Bowling. Place is upped to a director level “Insights Guru.” Bowling rises to a senior analyst level “Insights Brainiac.”

Place joined Smarty Pants from Forrester in 2018. Prior, she was a senior consultant at
C Space. An ambidextrous research practitioner, Place leads multi-method research
initiativesfor Smarty Pants’ flagship footwear, healthcare, retail and finance clients. Her
promotion reflects her masterful balance of consumer empathy, meticulous project
management, keen strategic thinking and real world business savvy.

“We are honored to usher Danielle into our senior leadership ranks,” Smarty Pants president Wynne Tyree comments. “Danielle epitomizes well-rounded research leadership. Her methodological expertise, innovative thinking and dedication to excellence is apparent in everything she does,” adds senior director Anne Knight.

Bowling was added to the Smarty Pants roster in 2022 following seven years at Action
Based Research. Her promotion this week from “Research Whiz” to “Insights Brainiac”
was earned through her unsurpassed attention to detail, advanced analytics know-how
and expanded in-person qualitative research skillset. Bowling’s contributions have
impacted several of Smarty Pants’ largest clients.

“Megan is one of Smarty Pants’ most valuable researchers and a key contributor to qualitative,
quantitative and mixed-method projects. She has demonstrated impressive growth in her time at Smarty Pants, and we are excited to see where her unlimited potential takes the organization next,” states Smarty Pants senior director Molly Jackson.