Abe is a program officer for the Home Region program. Prior to joining the foundation, he was a Mississippi State Representative and worked with Delta State University as a Visiting Professor in the College of Business and as a Program Director at the DEBTS Program. Abe has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. He earned Master's degrees in Business Administration and Finance, from Mississippi State University. Abe defended his doctoral dissertation in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University in April of 2021.