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Commissioner Steve Abernathy

Personal Info:

  • Commissioner Steve Abernathy Personal Info: Born August 24, 1954 in Clarksville, Tennessee, has lived in Middle, Tennessee almost 50 years, moved to Nashville in October of 2000. Mr. Abernathy is married to the former Julie Vaughn and has three daughters and six grandchildren. Career Background: Mr. Abernathy began his career with South Central Bell (SCB) in 1973 at the Clarksville Office. He worked in several different Non-management positions in the Plant Department and was promoted in 1978. Mr. Abernathy moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee in 1981 with SCB and worked at the Belle Meade Plaza office supporting Installation & Maintenance (I&M) orders for Middle Tennessee. From 1984 to 1998 Mr. Abernathy worked in Atlanta, Georgia, Brentwood, Tennessee, and Parsippany, New Jersey performing several different Management positions with AT&T. February of 1998, Mr. Abernathy was promoted to District Manager and transferred to the Denver Factory with Lucent Technologies and managed the National Customer Service center. Mr. Abernathy received another promotion in October of 1999 when he moved to St. Louis and took over as Area Services Vice President (ASVP) for Avaya Communications supporting I&M in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. In October of 2000, Mr. Abernathy moved back to Nashville as ASVP and managed I&M for Avaya in the previous three states, plus Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Mr Abernathy retired from Avaya Communication after 28 years of service on July 31st, 2001, when offered an early retirement package. Mr Abernathy began his 2nd career with PM Telco on August 1st, 2001 as VP and CFO, and continues to work in that position today. Other activities: Served on the Board of Directors of Tennessee Telco Credit Union for three years, 1995-1998 Poll Officer for Cane Ridge Precinct, 32-03 since 2005 Director of North Pettus Road Neighborhood Watch since 2003 President of Cane Ridge Community Club from 2005-2006, and continues as Director/Treasurer President of Davidson County Council of Community Clubs for 2009 Treasurer for Cane Ridge Baptist Church Captain of Autism Speaks team that raised over $4400 in September of 2008 Co-Chair of Autism Speaks 2011-05-02 Education Graduated Clarksville High School in 1972 Attended APSU for one semester Attended several different Management Training courses with SCB & AT&T, Communications Workshop, LeadCommissioner Steve AbernathyBorn August 24, 1954 in Clarksville, Tennessee, has lived in Middle, Tennessee almost 50 years, moved to Nashville in October of 2000.
  • Mr. Abernathy is married to the former Julie Vaughn and has three daughters and six grandchildren.

Career Background:

  • Mr. Abernathy began his career with South Central Bell (SCB) in 1973 at the Clarksville Office.  He worked in several different Non-management positions in the Plant Department and was promoted in 1978.
  • Mr. Abernathy moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee in 1981 with SCB and worked at the Belle Meade Plaza office supporting Installation & Maintenance (I&M) orders for Middle Tennessee.
  • From 1984 to 1998 Mr. Abernathy worked in Atlanta, Georgia, Brentwood, Tennessee, and Parsippany, New Jersey performing  several different Management positions with AT&T.
  • February of 1998, Mr. Abernathy was promoted to District Manager and transferred to the Denver Factory with Lucent Technologies and managed the National Customer Service center.
  • Mr. Abernathy received another promotion in October of 1999 when he moved to St. Louis and took over as Area Services Vice President (ASVP) for Avaya Communications supporting I&M in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
  • In October of 2000, Mr. Abernathy moved back to Nashville as ASVP and managed I&M for Avaya in the previous three states, plus Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
  • Mr Abernathy retired from Avaya Communication after 28 years of service on July 31st, 2001, when offered an early retirement package.
  • Mr Abernathy began his 2nd career with PM Telco on August 1st, 2001 as VP and CFO, and continues to work in that position today.

Other activities:

  • Served on the Board of Directors of Tennessee Telco Credit Union for three years, 1995-1998
  • Poll Officer for Cane Ridge Precinct, 32-03 since 2005
  • Director of North Pettus Road Neighborhood Watch since 2003
  • President of Cane Ridge Community Club from 2005-2006, and continues as Director/Treasurer
  • President of Davidson County Council of Community Clubs for 2009
  • Treasurer for Cane Ridge Baptist Church
  • Captain of Autism Speaks team that raised over $4400 in September of 2008
  • Co-Chair of Autism Speaks 2011-05-02

Education

  • Graduated Clarksville High School in 1972
  • Attended APSU for one semester
  • Attended several different Management Training courses with SCB & AT&T, Communications Workshop, Leadership training, Labor Relations, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Project Management, etc