David P. Abney
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Parcel Service
David was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014 and as Chairman of the Board of UPS in 2016.
He previously served as Chief Operating Officer since 2007, overseeing logistics, sustainability, engineering and all facets of the UPS transportation network. UPS's global transportation network serves more than 220 countries and territories, and includes a ground fleet of more than 96,000 vehicles and an air fleet of more than 500 aircraft.
Before serving as COO, David was President of UPS International, leading the Company's strategic initiative to increase its global logistics capabilities.
Earlier in his career, he served as President of SonicAir, a same-day delivery service. He began his career as a part-time package loader while in college in 1974, in a small facility in Greenwood, Mississippi, while attending Delta State University.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, David serves as a Trustee of The UPS Foundation, a Trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta as well as the Business Roundtable. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Johnson Controls.
David P. Abney will speak in session 9 “Made in the World”.