Founding Principal

Stuart Kahl co-founded Measured Progress as Advanced Systems in Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. in 1983, serving as vice president during the company's first fourteen years and as president and chief executive officer from 1997 to 2011.

A former elementary and secondary teacher, Dr. Kahl earned degrees from Johns Hopkins University and from the University of Colorado. He worked for the Education Commission of the States, the University of Colorado, and RMC Research Corporation, where he helped generate statewide assessment business and directed several state contracts.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Dr. Kahl also serves as a technical consultant to various education agencies. In recent years, he has been recognized for his work in the areas of standard setting for non-multiple-choice instruments and the alignment of curriculum and assessment. The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) awarded Dr.Kahl the 2010 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing. Dr. Kahl regularly publishes research papers and commentaries introducing and analyzing current issues and trends in education.

Stuart Kahl

Stuart Kahl


President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin Borg joined Measured Progress as president in November of 2008 and was appointed chief executive officer in 2011.

Mr. Borg is an experienced and dedicated educator who is committed to helping students and teachers in the classroom. Prior to joining Measured Progress, he taught social studies, served as a school district technology officer, developed an online test delivery system, and started his own company, which he ultimately sold to a testing company.

Martin Borg

Martin Borg


Chief Operating Officer/Chief Information Officer

James M. Bowen joined Measured Progress in July 2013. After serving as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, his responsibilities expanded in June 2015 with his promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bowen oversees the organization’s operations including Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Corporate Real Estate, Enterprise Program Management, Information Technology, Information Security, Scanning and Scoring Operations, Service Center Operations, and Supply Chain Management.

Before joining Measured Progress, Mr. Bowen spent more than 25 years leading and delivering strategic solutions, setting technology direction, and providing business leadership for both small and large organizations. As a senior director at CVS Caremark and then as a vice president at BJ’s Wholesale Club, he oversaw technology operations for thousands of stores across the U.S.

Mr. Bowen is also Board Secretary and incoming Vice President of the Boston Society of Information Managers (SIM).

James Bowen


Vice President, Large-Scale Business Development

Richard Dobbs is responsible for state-level business development and the analysis of federal legislation and national education reform efforts. Before joining Measured Progress in 2004, he served as vice president of sales and marketing, an educational consultant to school districts in thirteen states, and a classroom teacher in traditional and open-concept schools.

Mr. Dobbs holds degrees in educational administration and elementary education. His awards include the McGraw-Hill Excellence in Management Award, Consultant of the Year, and the Gold Medal Club.

Richard Dobbs

Richard Dobbs


Senior Vice President, State Client Services

Lisa Ehrlich joined Measured Progress in 1994. She has served in numerous capacities, most recently as Senior Vice President. In her role, Dr. Ehrlich leads the company's State Client Services division.

Prior to her tenure at Measured Progress, Dr. Ehrlich worked for 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she managed training projects, products, and educational services departments; administered programs; and acted as liaison to both customers and executive committees. Dr. Ehrlich earned doctoral and master's degrees in instructional design and technology from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor's degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lisa Ehrlich

Lisa Ehrlich


Senior Vice President, Strategy, Products, and Portfolio

Richard Swartz joined Measured Progress in 2010. He provides strategic leadership, with a special focus on developing products and services to improve teaching and learning.

Mr. Swartz is a veteran assessment professional and educator. He comes to Measured Progress after five years at Riverside Publishing, where he most recently served as president. During his 25 years in the testing industry, he has distinguished himself as a leader in the areas of assessment research and development, technology, and the creation of innovative products for both the domestic and international markets.

Richard Swartz

Richard Swartz


Vice President, Human Resources

Candace McCloy joined Measured Progress in 1991 as Human Resources Manager. She has served as Vice President, Human Resources, since 2007. Ms. McCloy has overseen the implementation of long-range initiatives that supported the growth of the company, for example in health and wellness, talent management, professional development, and performance management. As the company has evolved, she has built a human resource structure that reflects best practices and is aligned to the organization’s strategic direction.

Prior to joining Measured Progress, Ms. McCloy held human resource and labor relations positions in state systems of higher education in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Gannon University and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Trained Mediator and a Certified Strategic Workforce Planner.

Candace McCloy

Candace McCloy


Vice President, Measurement Services

Catherine Taylor assumed the position of Vice President, Measurement Services, at Measured Progress in 2013. In this capacity, she oversees the Content Design and Development, Psychometrics, Reporting and Data Analysis, Publications, and Research groups.

Dr. Taylor’s experience in assessment spans from academia to state government to the private sector. She has made significant contributions to the body of knowledge related to assessment, publishing and presenting on a wide range of measurement topics. She earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas

Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor

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Board Members

Alice Irby
Mark Elgart
Karen Cowe
Dan Caton

The greatest source of pride is that we've preserved the client and service orientation  but more importantly, the commitment to students and teaching and learning.

Stuart Kahl, Measured Progress