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ICF's Kesavan to retire from company

ICF’s executive chairman, former chief executive and longtime stalwart Sudhakar Kesavan will retire from the board of directors on Dec. 31 to conclude his 37-year career at the technology consultant that included 20 as CEO.

Kesavan will be succeeded as chairman by CEO John Wasson through a succession plan approved by the board, ICF said Thursday.

Wasson’s term as chairman takes effect Jan. 1, slightly more than a year after he stepped into the CEO role and succeeded Kesavan there as well.

Kesavan’s tenure as CEO is marked by ICFs growth from $100 million to $1.5 billion, with at least 20 acquisitions along the way to support that expansion. He also led the company’s initial public offering in 2006.

Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF said Kesavan plans to remain active in advising organizations on governance and strategy issues. He is chairman of the board of directors at ABM and sits on the board of trustees for Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System.

With Kesavan’s departure, ICF’s board will reduce in size to eight members.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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