Wendell J. Knox was President and Chief Executive Officer of the policy research and business consulting firm of Abt Associates Inc., until his retirement. During his 40 years with the firm, Knox directed the company’s urban economics practice, launched its expansion into the international development market.
Knox’s research included work in urban and regional economic development, minority business expansion, and employment and workforce development. His consulting activities have focused on strategic planning, marketing, and quality measurement assignments in the financial services, healthcare and automotive industries.
Knox is active in civic affairs, including past or present board memberships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Partnership, and The Black Philanthropy Fund.
Knox earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations from Harvard University and completed the Special Program in Urban Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.