Selena Ramkeesoon Joins Abt Associates as Vice President for Strategic Communications

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Seasoned strategic communications expert joins Abt Associates' U.S. Health division

Abt Associates Vice President Selena Ramkeesoon

I look forward to joining Abt’s talented team, and helping to deepen our communications portfolio with various federal government agencies, as well as expand social marketing and behavior change clients in the private sector across several markets.

Abt Associates has named Selena Ramkeesoon, a strategic communications expert, as a vice president within Abt’s U.S. Health division. In her position, Ramkeesoon will help build and expand work in communications, and the dissemination of evidence-based practices.

Prior to joining Abt, Ramkeesoon spent close to a decade at ICF International, most recently as a vice president. During her career, her accomplishments include launching national and international multi-million dollar campaigns for U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families and the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Diabetes Translation, the CDC Center for Global Health, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among other agencies.

“Selena is an accomplished social marketing expert and a skilled leader,” said Dr. Chris Spera, Abt Associates’ division vice president for U.S. Health. “Her expertise will help our clients more effectively communicate their solutions to many of the nation’s health challenges.”

“I am drawn to organizations that develop and implement innovative approaches to solve society’s complex challenges," Ramkeesoon said. “I look forward to working with this talented team to help deepen Abt’s communications portfolio with various federal government agencies, as well as expand social marketing and behavior change clients in the private sector across several markets.”

Ramkeesoon holds two master’s degrees, an MBA in marketing and e-business from Johns Hopkins University and a MLS from the University of Maryland. Her bachelor’s degree is in history and government from the University of the West Indies, and she is a certified Project Management Professional.

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. http://www.abtassociates.com

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