David G. Abdow  

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David G. Abdow has over 20 years of senior-level experience at the intersection of higher education, business and social sectors.  Over the course of his career, he has established a successful track record of leading and organizing new initiatives in complex, multi-sector environments.  
 
Most recently, David served as Associate Dean, Executive Programs for Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business.  In this role, he served as part of the business school's senior leadership team and was responsible for performing a diverse set of responsibilities designed to expand interaction between the school and the business community. A primary responsibility was leading and directing the business school's corporate and executive education practice, through which he collaborated with organizations such as IBM, Bose, Brown Brothers Harriman, FBI, Nuance, EMC and BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts (among others) to design and deliver custom leadership development and business education programs. He also led the school’s corporate engagement initiatives, and he played a key role in driving corporate engagement strategies for Northeastern at-large.  David’s work has been recognized for Excellence in Practice by the European Federation for Management and for Leadership in Innovation by Northeastern.
 
Prior to joining Northeastern, David served as part of the senior leadership team at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  During his tenure at Boston College, he was part of a core team responsible for driving nearly 300% growth in this Center over a several-year time period.  
 
David’s background also includes human resources management, community development, K-12 education, and youth leadership development. 
 
David holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.