Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2022 Inductee
Vern R. Kennedy

Verne R. Kennedy

Vern Kennedy completed his Ph.D. at age 25, taught at the University of Georgia, University of South Alabama, and Louisiana College until age 36 and then became president of Belhaven College. He left Belhaven in 1986 to devote full time to Market Research Insight, a full service market research firm, he started as a moonlighting activity while a college professor. MRI grew dramatically under his leadership and soon became a major player in the industry. The company has conducted over 5,000 marketing and political surveys in all 50 states.