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Lauren Pittenger Joins Abt Associates as Vice President, Human Services Portfolio

Rockville, Md.  –  Lauren Pittenger has joined Abt Associates as vice president, human services portfolio. She brings more than 20 years of experience working in and consulting for federal government agencies and a strong grounding in research.  Pittenger most recently served as a director at Guidehouse, a global consulting firm. She has served as scientific program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton and lab manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network, the Gates Foundation, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

In her new role, Pittenger will focus on engagement with the broad spectrum of Abt’s human services clients, including the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, and Education; the Social Security Administration; and the Administration for Children and Families. She will lead strategy and operations of the human services portfolio. Through her contacts with clients, she will translate their priorities into our strategy and execution plans.

“Human services agencies, and the vital supports they provide to families, are critical to Abt’s mission to improve people’s economic well-being and quality of life,” said Christen Smith, senior vice president, U.S. Domestic. “Lauren will help our client account teams deliver evidence-based, equity-centered solutions and support to a wide variety of human services topics, missions, and programs that will improve the wellbeing of the most vulnerable.” 

Pittenger holds an M.B.A, Ph.D. in food science and technology, M.S. in infectious disease, and B.S. in biology and ecology from the University of Georgia.

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