IMPAQ International Acquires Communications Solutions Firm

Columbia, MD


July 02, 2015

Today, IMPAQ International announced its acquisition of the assets of Educational Services, Inc. (ESI).

IMPAQ is a rapidly growing public policy research, evaluation, and program implementation firm, and this acquisition will add information dissemination, conference management, training, and eLearning services to the company’s solutions portfolio.

“At our core, IMPAQ is a research and evaluation organization, and over the past few years we have grown our offerings to include value-added services around technology, analytics, and program implementation. This acquisition will allow us to continue expanding our offerings, both to our existing customers and to new government agencies and programs,” said IMPAQ President Mr. Avi Benus. 

“We are excited to add additional staff who bring valuable skills, experience, and relationships from their many years of working with the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, the Administration for Children and Families (including the Office of Head Start), the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” he added.

ESI employees will become IMPAQ’s Communications Solutions business unit, under the newly created Center for Technology, Data Collection and Dissemination. Ms. Kristi Merritt will lead the new business unit as Vice President, Communication Solutions, and will report to Ms. Tina Barretto, Executive Vice President.

“We are pleased to join the IMPAQ family, to allow our staff the opportunity to reach new markets, and to leverage our expertise to help a vibrant, growing company,” said the retiring Co-Founder of ESI Ms. Susan Dixon. “I could not think of a better place to continue our legacy of more than 25 years in business. IMPAQ and ESI share the same values and are a great cultural fit.”

About IMPAQ International

IMPAQ evaluates and enhances the policies, programs, and products of public and private sector organizations. We drive value with innovative thinking and rigorous approaches that deliver meaningful insight and real world impact.​