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Molly Irwin Joins Abt Associates as Principal Solutions Architect for Workforce, Children, Youth, and Families
Rockville, Md. – Molly Irwin has joined Abt Associates as principal solutions architect for workforce, children, youth, and families. She brings more than 25 years of experience leading large-scale research and evaluation efforts and working with policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to build and use evidence. Irwin has worked to improve public programs and policy outcomes in workforce development, child and family well being, public health, and conservation – most recently as the Pew Charitable Trusts’ vice president of research and science. She spent over 10 years in the federal government in the Department of Labor, where she served as the Chief Evaluation Officer, and in the Administration for Children and Families. She has also overseen major initiatives in state and local government, the nonprofit sector, and academia.
In her new role, Irwin will lead strategic growth of Abt’s Human Services Portfolio and associated client accounts, including workforce and disability and children, youth, and families. She also will work with leaders across the portfolio to deliver client-centric services that take into account and respond to the client’s needs, constraints, objectives, and operating environment.
“Molly has a deserved reputation as a top-notch evaluator,” said Christen Smith, senior vice president, U.S. Domestic. “Molly will work hand-in-hand with clients and portfolio teams to provide full-cycle solutions support, from design to practice, to ensure projects have the desired impact.”
Irwin has a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a B.A. in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
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—and more. http://www.abtassociates.com