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Jeff Stovall Joins Abt as Chief Information Officer

Jeff Stovall, a veteran information technology executive, has joined Abt Associates as Chief Information Officer. He brings more than two decades of IT experience in a variety of sectors, including large, publicly-traded telecom and manufacturing companies, state and local government, professional services, and startups. He has led digital transformations and expanded sales using enterprise technology solutions for companies such as Oracle and Sprint Nextel.

Stovall leads the development and execution of our information technology and cyber security strategies and oversees our enterprise platforms, internal digital initiatives, IT vendor partnerships, and delivery service excellence. His experience in strategic planning, innovation, and program management and his state and local advisory expertise will contribute to Abt’s strategic growth and mission delivery.

Before joining Abt, Stovall served as an industry executive director at Oracle Corporation, focusing on cloud enablement in state and local governments. 

Prior to joining Oracle, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Preferred Medical Marketing Corporation, a closely held, Charlotte, N.C., company specializing in healthcare software-as-a-service. Before that he was the City of Charlotte’s CIO for a decade. At Sprint Nextel, he ran post-merger systems integration activities. Before the merger, at Sprint he had been director of transformation program management and director of network systems evolution. 

Jeff’s breath of knowledge and experience will help Abt deliver on our client's most critical missions while increasing efficiency and automation across our IT infrastructure, ” said Abt Chief Financial Officer Leonard Hicks. “We are thrilled he has joined our leadership team and look forward to his positive impact."

Stovall was named Executive Member of the Year by the IT Senior Management Forum in 2022, Top 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” by Government Technology Magazine in 2018, Public Sector CIO of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association in 2017 and 2014, and Non-Profit/Public Sector CIO of the Year by the ORBIE Awards in 2017.

He holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Senior Executive Institute certification from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.

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Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm that combines data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people's lives. We partner with clients and communities to advance equity and innovation—from creating scalable digital solutions and combatting infectious disease, to mitigating climate change and evaluating programs for measurable social impact.

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