Mr. Abney is a certified public accountant and president of the Abney and Company, PLLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Association of Sports Officials, Texas Forestry Association, a board member of the Marshall Harrison County Joint Airport Zoning Board, the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA, and is in the TSTC Foundation representing East Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation as Chairman of Region III. Mr. Abney is also past president of the Harrison County Housing Finance Corporation, the Sabine River Authority, and Harrison Count Airport Advisory Committee, director and secretary of the Turney Foundation, Slaughter Foundation, Pelz Foundation, and secretary of the Fern Lake Cub. He received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning. Mr. Abney and his wife, Claudia, reside in Marshall, Texas, and have two children and five grandchildren.