It’s that mix that attracted Wendell J. Knox to Abt Associates Inc. during his senior year at Harvard University in 1969. This combination keeps Mr. Knox motivated, even after more than 30 years at the company.
Today, Mr. Knox is president and CEO of Abt Associates, having assumed the leadership position in 1992. The company has seven U.S. offices, two foreign corporate offices, and more than 30 project sites worldwide. Mr. Knox thrives on running a global company whose mission and purpose is both to excel as a for-profit organization and to make a difference to people and societies worldwide. Abt Associates’ mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people and societies worldwide.
“What I find rewarding is the company’s ability to mobilize people from all over the world behind the company’s mission and to be able to carry out this mission in a self-sufficient framework,” he says.