Abt Associates CEO Kathleen Flanagan Named Executive of the Year

Nov 08, 2013, 12:00 ET from Abt Associates

Flanagan Wins Greater Washington Government Contractor Award

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan has been named Executive of the Year by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council. The award recognizes a government contracting executive who made outstanding contributions to their company, the community and the government contracting industry during the past year. 

Flanagan, who was named President and CEO of Abt Associates in 2009, was recognized in the category of companies with revenues greater than $300 million.

"At Abt Associates, our staff is united in our mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.  Together, we built a strategy to grow the company through innovation, executing our projects with excellence, and strengthening our reputation as a thought leader in the fields in which we work," Flanagan said.  "Our success is evident in this award, which I am truly honored to receive on behalf of the 2,700 employees of Abt Associates."

Under Flanagan's leadership, the company has won record amounts of complex, multi-disciplinary work. Revenues during her tenure nearly doubled to approximately $550 million and retained earnings have nearly tripled. In the last two years, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.

Abt Associates has a long tradition of involvement and support of the communities in which it does business. For example, Flanagan spearheaded a drive in Abt's U.S. locations to contribute more than 1,000 units of food to local food pantries during the holidays in 2012. The company also donates to organizations such as Wounded Warriors and Habitat for Humanity during the holidays and in times of need. This year, Abt was awarded the Metro TeenAIDS Founders Award for its longtime support and investment in the fight against HIV/AIDS and youth health education in D.C. communities.

Flanagan's contributions to the government contracting industry include her position as Board Member and Executive Committee member of the Professional Services Council. She also serves as a Member of the CEO Forum of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society for International Development.

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 is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. www.abtassociates.com

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