Interaction Associates Names Andy Atkins Director of Research and Development

(CAMBRIDGE, MA) Interaction Associates (IA), a 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing leaders and learning solutions that improve performance, has named Andy Atkins to the position of Director of Research & Development. Atkins is based in Interaction Associate’s Cambridge, MA office, and has held various senior roles since joining the firm in 2006.

As Director of Research & Development at IA, Atkins takes the reins of several key projects, including development of the firm’s master architecture of learning elements, and research around IA’s unique brand of collaborative leadership.

“Interaction Associates specializes in helping clients build Facilitative Leadership skills and strong collaborative cultures,” said Linda Dunkel, President and CEO. “Andy’s extensive client-side experience and deep expertise in leadership and collaboration is critical to that,” she added.

Atkins joined Interaction Associates from Bank of America, where he was a Senior Vice President for Leadership Development and Human Resources. In that capacity, he provided talent planning, succession management, leadership development, high potential development, executive coaching, and organization change management for the Premier and Small Business Banking, Banc of America Investments, Fleet Merger Transition, and Wealth and Investment Management organizations.

Atkins writes and speaks widely, including at numerous professional conferences such as the Conference Board’s Leadership Development Conference. He received a Master of Business Administration, Columbia University School of Business, where he received a Goldman Sachs Fellowship. Atkins is on the adjunct faculty in Babson College’s MBA program where he focuses on leadership and change. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous publications, including The Systems Thinker, Human Resource Professional, the Journal of International Compensation and Benefits, and other publications.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates (IA) has 40 years’ experience in helping companies find breakthrough solutions to business challenges. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the world have used IA’s integrated management consulting and learning and development services. Interaction Associates helps these enterprises set strategic direction, inspire commitment, and build leadership capabilities, leveraging the power of collaborative action for long-term, sustainable results Learn more at

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