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Artist, Activist, Author, and Brand-builder Michael Dumlao to Lead Global Marketing & Communications at Abt

Rockville, Md.—Abt Associates welcomes Michael Dumlao as Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, a new role overseeing the company’s brand evolution and future marketing vision and strategy.

Dumlao joins Abt from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the Fortune 500 company’s rebrand as their first Director of Brand, served as a Senior Brand and Diversity Advisor for leaders in the Federal Government, and was the longest-serving leader of GLOBE+, their LGBTQ+ business resource group. He oversaw brand strategy, market research, and creative activation.

He has over twenty-two years of experience advancing diversity, equity and social justice through award-winning brand management, digital marketing, and multi-platform storytelling in corporate, federal, academic and non-profit environments. A sought-after speaker, he is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book “The Wisdom of Guncles” published by New Degree Press.

“Michael has a stellar, proven record of helping large organizations transform their brands and culture through visionary creative direction and marketing operations while building the business of equality,” says Chief Growth Officer, Paul Kolebuck. “There is no better person to lead the future legacy of Abt’s global story.”

Recognition for his work includes the Gartner award for Corporate Brand, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil for Brand Excellence, and the PRSA Bronze Anvil award for Digital Strategy having led digital transformation, research, and creative marketing for several U.S. agencies. His work in diversity, equity, and inclusion have been recognized with the Society for Asian Scientist and Engineers Advocate of the Year, and the Washington Business Journal Business of Pride Award.  

“The fastest moving companies value creativity and diversity as strategic starting points. They see storytelling as an engine for growth—and that is Abt,” Dumlao says. “I’m inspired by Abt’s brand and culture of embracing the bold and unexpected to solve the world’s most complex problems. I look forward to advancing this vital mission and deepening connections with employees, clients, and communities through the power of communications.”

Michael is a Kellogg University Executive Scholar and received his Masters in Communications, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and his Bachelor in Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, he currently resides in Washington, DC.

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