BETHESDA, Md., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary L. Perlin, who has more than 25 years of experience in senior finance roles for both for-profit and non-profit organizations, has joined Abt Associates' Board of Directors.
Perlin currently serves as Capital One Financial Corporation's Chief Financial Officer. As CFO of Capital One – one of the largest financial services companies in the nation – Perlin is responsible for the company's overall financial management. He was named CFO of the Year for four years straight by Institutional Investor magazine.
Before joining Capital One, Perlin was CFO of the World Bank, where he oversaw a $300 billion balance sheet owned by 187 member-countries. He also helped to develop funding strategies during multiple emerging markets crises. Prior to the World Bank, he served for 11 years in various senior finance roles, including as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie-Mae).
"Gary's career is distinguished by the scope of his responsibilities at some of the world's most important financial institutions," said Stanley Lukowski, Abt Associates Board Chair. "His depth of experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, along with his knowledge of developing country economies, is an asset to our Board."
Perlin's non-profit experience also includes serving on the Board of the United Way of the National Capital Area, an organization he is credited with helping to revitalize in the years following its financial distress in 2002-03.
"His familiarity with our markets, both in the U.S. through his deep experience in housing and consumer finance, and internationally through his work with the World Bank, provides a valuable perspective. We look forward to having him on our Board," said Abt President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan.
Perlin holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He earned his M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2011 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.
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