Director Abad is a graduate of Norfolk State College (NSC) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a commission in the Army Quartermaster Corps. He served in various command and staff assignments and retired in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service. He graduated from the Army’s Command and General Staff College, earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Army’s Organizational Effectiveness Consultant Course. Mr. Abad worked for the government for 20 more years as a Logistics Management Specialist earning a certification in Supply Chain Management from the Penn State University Executive Programs. Mr. Abad’s professional awards include the Army Legion of Merit, Army Superior Civilian Service Award, Army Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), National Guard Bureau Meritorious Service Award and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Mr. Abad is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with over 47 years of continuous service in a variety of elected positions and committee assignments in 10 chapters across 3 districts. Initiated into Pi Gamma Chapter (NSC), he is a charter member of Pi Lambda Lambda chapter currently serving as Chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Talent Hunt Committee. Mr. Abad is also a former Chairman of the Third District Talent Hunt Committee, an at-large member of the International Talent Hunt Committee and a founding director of the International Talent Hunt Foundation. His fraternal awards include the Omega 40 Year Service Award, Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Man of the Year Award (2) and Omega Superior Service Award (4).
Mr. Abad is an active member of Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia where he serves on the Vestry as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a featured accompanist for the Gospel Truth Choir and produces an Annual Jazz Concert series to raise funds for the church. His early musical experiences as a percussionist included being selected for Virginia’s All State Band, Norfolk’s All City Wind Ensemble, the Marching Spartan Drum line (NSC) and leading a local R & B rock band.
Mr. Abad is a founding director of the George M. Hampton Foundation (Affiliate of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter) and served as its first President. He currently serves as the foundation secretary and also serves in leadership positions for several other nonprofit tax exempt organizations involved in community service and the faith-based community.