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David Keen, Principal, and Janine Kyritsis, Chief Listening Officer, Featured in
“Transit Research Today” Podcast.

David Keen, Principal, and Janine Kyritsis, Chief Listening Officer, were recently featured on the
Transit Cooperative Research Program’s (TCRP) official podcast, “Transit Research Today,” where they discussed a new report developed by Keen Independent for the agency titled, TCRP Report 228: Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry. In the episode, they discuss the in-depth study behind the report, primary findings and recommendations for how to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in public transportation agencies among employees and the local community.

You can listen to the podcast episode here.

This podcast was produced by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Keen Independent is a national research firm with expertise in equity research and arts and culture studies. For information about Keen Independent Research visit

Keen Independent Research promotes
Janine Kyritsis to Chief Listening Officer

Phoenix AZ (November 10, 2021) ― Janine Kyritsis, formerly Senior Project Manager of Keen Independent Research, participating in disparity studies and diversity, equity and inclusion assignments nationwide, joined the firm over ten years ago. During her tenure, Janine spearheaded qualitative research and was instrumental in firm modernization. She continues to lead these initiatives.

Promoted to Chief Listening Officer, Janine Kyritsis said, “I welcome responsibilities for providing firmwide strategic planning, as well as listening internally and externally to staff and client needs.” Janine’s new position provides Keen Independent expanded opportunity to enhance client outreach, anticipate client needs and build upon the firm’s commitment to high-touch client relationships.

Janine is responsible for firm marketing and business development. She continues to support current practice areas while growing and expanding firmwide expertise through new innovations.

Keen Independent is a market research and economic consulting firm with offices in Phoenix AZ and
Denver CO. The firm is recognized for national expertise in equity research, arts and culture studies and other key practice areas. The firm has the largest designated disparity study team in the nation. For information about Keen Independent Research visit or email

More on the State of Colorado Disparity Study prepared by Keen Independent

Pursuant to Senate Bill 19-135, a disparity study was conducted in 2020 for the State of Colorado by Keen Independent Research. The purpose of the study was to examine the utilization and availability of State contracts to businesses owned by people of color, women, persons with physical or mental disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. The final report was provided to the Colorado State Legislature on December 1, 2020.

State of Colorado Disparity Study