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James Abernathy Executive Chairman

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James L. Abernathy is the founder and executive chairman of Abernathy MacGregor. He is also the founder and co-chairman of AMO, the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. Prior to establishing Abernathy MacGregor in 1984, he spent a decade at American Broadcasting Companies, the last three years as vice president of corporate affairs, with responsibility for all of ABC’s corporate public relations. Having begun his career as an editor of several broadcasting trade publications, he had previously spent two years as vice president for public and investor relations of Warner Communications Inc., and six years as a public relations and investor relations executive at CBS Inc.

He is past president of the Investor Relations Association, and while at ABC, was chosen by Institutional Investor as one of America’s ten best investor relations executives. He is former chairman of The Caron Foundation of New York City, current trustee emeritus of Hackley School and current chairman of The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Jim attended Hackley and studied history at Brown University. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1959 until 1965.

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