Principals

Kurt G. Helm, Ph.D is founder and president of Helm and Associates, Inc.  He is a licensed and certified psychologist who has been working with private businesses, industries, and public agencies since 1975.  Dr. Helm first became interested in why people do the things they do during his service in the United States Marine Corps.  He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been developing, validating, and marketing employment tests since 1979.

Barbara J. Otto, M.S.L.S, M.P.A., is vice-president and director of technical service and support for Helm and Associates, Inc.  She designs and manages scoring procedures, manages customer service support for our employment tests and services, and conducts validation studies and concurrent statistical analyses of test data.  She earned a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, a Master of Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Public Administration from Southern Methodist University.  She has been affiliated with Helm and Associates, Inc. since 1981.

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