Abt Associates Welcomes New Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications Mary Maguire

Jun 23, 2010, 11:51 ET from Abt Associates

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary F. Maguire, an award winning communicator, has joined Abt Associates as Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications. Maguire brings a breadth of senior-level communications and public relations experience to the firm.  For the last 11 years she has served as Senior Vice President and Director of Communications at AED, a Washington-based nonprofit organization working globally to improve health, education, social and economic development.

"Mary Maguire has an impressive portfolio of accomplishments that align well with our strategic  direction," said Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan. "We are delighted to have her on board." In her new role, Maguire will be a member of the Senior Executive Team and will refine and manage the Abt Associates' communications and brand strategy. She will also be responsible for media and public relations, online communications, and corporate publications.

"Abt Associates is well known within the research and development communities for its excellent work," said Maguire, "and I'm excited about the opportunity to share that expertise with a broader audience."

Prior to joining AED, Maguire held a senior position with public relations firm Fleishman Hillard, where her clients included major international corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations. She previously served as Director of External Communications for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Relations Manager for Roy Rogers Restaurants, and as an Associate at public relations firm Porter Novelli. Maguire has a B.A. in communications from Fordham University.

Abt Associates applies research, program implementation and technical assistance, and policy expertise to a wide range of social, economic and health policy issues; international development; and complex business problems. Founded in 1965, the company provides services to U.S. federal, state and local governments; universities and foundations; media; and major corporations. Its staff of over 1,500 is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; New York, New York (Abt SRBI); and in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.abtassociates.com.

SOURCE Abt Associates