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Leonard M. Hicks Joins Abt Associates as CFO

Leonard M. Hicks, whose more than 20 years of experience in business operations and financial management includes leading large-scale growth and transformation for Lockheed Martin and Mission Essential Group, has joined Abt Associates as chief financial officer.

At Abt, Hicks will lead and manage all aspects of financial operations and contracts and procurement, as well as facilities and office services. He will play a critical role in executing the company’s strategic plan, including meeting growth goals and driving mission impact for Abt’s clients.

“Leonard brings an impressive level of financial expertise to Abt Associates, and his proven entrepreneurial skills and collaborative approach make him a great fit for our company,” said President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan. “He will provide best-in-class leadership to further develop our finance and accounting capabilities, with a focus on developing scalable processes for long-term, sustainable growth.”

Most recently, Hicks served as executive vice president and CFO of the Mission Essential Group, a global professional services firm that provides intelligence analysis and operations support to the defense and intelligence communities. Prior to this, he served in several roles at Lockheed Martin, including vice president and CFO of the Air Mobility and Maritime Missions group and vice president and CFO of the Global Training and Logistics group, where he grew the business from slightly under a billion dollars to more than $3 billion in three years by restructuring the business model, enhancing training, and aligning teams to improve collaboration.

Hicks has been active in his community and served on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida.

He holds an MBA from St. Mary's College in California and a B.A. in Business Management & Finance.

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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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