ICF International Announces the Hire of Judith B. Kassel
To Join ICF as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Fairfax, Virginia, March 1, 2007 -
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) announced today that Judith B. Kassel has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and General Counsel as the company makes strategic investments to recruit prominent executive leadership to foster growth. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Kassel will serve as ICF’s first General Counsel, leading corporate governance initiatives and merger and acquisition activities. Throughout her career, Ms. Kassel has been a key contributor to nearly 20 merger and acquisition transactions. She also has a strong background in working on government contracts as well as with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Kassel also was named the secretary of the board of directors at ICF.
“By combining our substantive policy expertise with our passion for doing meaningful work for the past 35 years, ICF has continued to grow, making the firm attractive to the most talented professionals,” said Sudhakar Kesavan, chief executive officer (CEO) of ICF. “Judith’s achievements and consummate legal experience, predominantly as senior counsel for a number of large public companies, will be a tremendous asset to ICF and its board of directors as the firm’s market opportunity continues to expand.”
“I am honored by the opportunity to be general counsel at ICF, a dynamic global firm that combines aggressive growth strategies with a solid reputation in the consulting industry,” said Ms. Kassel.
Most recently, Ms. Kassel was a senior vice president, deputy general counsel, and assistant secretary at CACI International, Inc., in Arlington, VA, a US$1.8 billion firm, where she was lead counsel for company acquisitions and divestitures, including negotiation of agreements and conducting due diligence. Prior to that, she was vice president, general counsel, and secretary at GTSI Corp in Chantilly, VA, where she counseled the CEO and other senior executives on securities and corporate governance, as well as merger and acquisition issues, and negotiating asset purchase agreement of competitor’s reseller division. Ms. Kassel previously practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
Ms. Kassel has a juris doctor from National Law Center, George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Macalester College.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
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