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David J. Abbs ('83)

2015 College of Business and Management Distinguished Alumnus


 

David J. Abbs has been involved in the financial services industry since 1981, and has developed particular expertise in the investment management business. He ‌graduated ‌from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and management in 1983.

Very early in his career, Dave established his own business and continues to broaden his skills and hone his expertise through educational workshops and seminars.

Always dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region, Dave is involved in numerous community organizations and charitable events. He is a past chair of the Board of Control for Saginaw Valley State University and past chair of the Saginaw Community Foundation Board. He is involved in the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, and serves as president of Bay City Noon Optimists, president of the Kochville Township Business Association and president of the One Hundred Club of Saginaw County.

David is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Fund Specialist, and Registered Principal and Investment Advisor Representative with LPL Financial. He resides in Saginaw with his wife, Kathy ’89, and their son.

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