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Richard W. Ashley

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Executive Vice President, Corporate Development


Ashley joined Abbott and was appointed to his current position on Feb. 2, 2004.  His responsibilities include various aspects of corporate strategic planning and business development.  Prior to joining Abbott, he was a senior director at McKinsey and Company, a former Managing Partner of the Firm's Chicago office, and head of the Firm's Global Leadership and Organization practice.  During his 31 years with McKinsey, Ashley consulted with clients in healthcare, energy, and industrial manufacturing industries across a wide range of business and organizational issues.


Ashley is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Chicago and he is a former member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.  Ashley is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Wisconsin Bar Association.


He has a bachelor's degree in political science and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.  He also holds a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School.


Ashley was born in Midland, Texas on July 24, 1943 and resides in Chicago.


He can be reached at (847) 935-7029.


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