David Abney

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David Abney
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David Abney speaking at an event in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bornc. 1956
EducationDelta State University
Known forCEO of UPS

David Abney (born c. 1956) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of United Parcel Service (UPS).

Early life[edit]

Abney was born circa 1956.[1] He grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi.[2] He graduated from Delta State University in 1976.[2][3][4]


Abney began his career for UPS in college.[2][3] He was chief operating officer from 2007 to 2014.[1] He has served as its chairman and chief executive officer since 2014.[1][2]

Abney formerly served on the board of directors Johnson Controls.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Abney is married to Sherry, his college sweetheart.[1] He serves on the board of his alma mater, Delta State University.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "United Parcel Service: David P. Abney". Bloomberg. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Thomas, Zoe (August 22, 2016). "David Abney: The UPS boss who rose from the bottom rung". BBC News. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kuehner-Hebert, Katie (November 27, 2017). "UPS Lifer David Abney Still Fascinated by Logistics". Chief Executive. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "David Abney". World Economics Forum. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS". Delta State University. Retrieved June 20, 2018.