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David Abney

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David Abney
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Born1956 (age 67–68)
🏫 EducationDelta State University (BA)
💼 Occupation
Executive Chairman, UPS
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David Phillip Abney (born c. 1956) is an American business executive. He is the former executive chairman of United Parcel Service (UPS), having previously served as chairman and CEO from September 2014 to May 2020. (UPS).[1]

Early life[edit]

Abney was born circa 1956.[2] He grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi.[3] He graduated from Delta State University in 1976.[3][4][5]


Abney began his career for UPS in college.[3][4] He was chief operating officer from 2007 to 2014.[2] He has served as its chairman and chief executive officer from 2014 to 2020.[2][3]

Abney formerly served on the board of directors Johnson Controls.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Abney is married to Sherry, his college sweetheart.[2] He serves on the board of his alma mater, Delta State University.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2021, Abney was named a Georgia Trustee by the Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor of Georgia, to recognize accomplishments and community service that reflect the ideals of the founding body of Trustees, which governed the Georgia colony from 1732 to 1752.


  1. "UPS Board appoints David Abney CEO". Post & Parcel. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United Parcel Service: David P. Abney". Bloomberg. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Thomas, Zoe (August 22, 2016). "David Abney: The UPS boss who rose from the bottom rung". BBC News. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kuehner-Hebert, Katie (November 27, 2017). "UPS Lifer David Abney Still Fascinated by Logistics". Chief Executive. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "David Abney". World Economics Forum. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  6. "OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS". Delta State University. Retrieved June 20, 2018.

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