About ICF

John Wasson

Chair and CEO

John is an expert in strategic growth and operational excellence with more than 35 years of experience

John serves as chair and chief executive officer of ICF. During his more than 20 years as a senior leader, we’ve rapidly become one of the most dynamic and successful consultancies in the industry. Starting with one office in Washington D.C., ICF now has  approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company has doubled in size every five years over the past two decades and in the process has also greatly expanded its array of capabilities and services offered.

John joined ICF in 1987 as an associate, leading client work in energy, environment, transportation, public health and disaster recovery, and other areas. ICF’s board of directors appointed him CEO on October 1, 2019. Previously, he served as our chief operating officer.

John is a board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and member of the Dean’s Executive Committee for the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis and was a past chair. In 2014, the UC Davis College of Engineering awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Medal for Business Achievement.

In 2023, John was recognized by Executive Mosaic with his third Wash100 award for his leadership and efforts to drive company growth, by Virginia Business with his third Virginia 500 award, and by WashingtonExec as a Top Executive to Watch.

  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., The University of California, Davis