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Gary Perlin Elected Chairman of Abt Global' Board of Directors

Gary L. Perlin Bethesda, MD –  Gary L. Perlin, the retired chief financial officer of Capital One Financial Corporation, has been elected non-executive chairman of Abt Global’s Board of Directors. Perlin succeeds Stanley J. Lukowski, who has served as chairman since 2009 and will remain on the board.

Perlin, who joined Abt’s board in 2012, has more than three decades of experience in senior finance roles in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. As CFO of Capital One – one of the largest financial services companies in the nation – Perlin was responsible for the company’s overall financial management. He was named “Best Finance Company CFO” for four years by Institutional Investor magazine between 2007 and 2011.
Prior to Capital One, Perlin served as CFO of the World Bank, where he helped to ensure the institution’s financial strength and ability to support member countries during multiple emerging markets crises. He also served for 11 years in various senior finance positions, including eight years as senior vice president of finance and treasurer at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). Perlin’s non-profit experience includes serving as Finance Chair of 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.  
“Gary brings us unparalleled financial expertise combined with a deep understanding of our clients and a passion for our mission,” said Abt President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue to strengthen Abt’s market position and advance our mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people around the world.”  
Perlin holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He earned his Master of Public Administration in economics and public policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  

About Abt Global
Abt Global is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation 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 Global 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.

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