Peter Abell is the Executive Director of Shelby County Books from Birth. A native Memphian, Abell worked eight years at Youth Villages, last serving as the Assistant Director of Development, and has served as a Senior District Executive with the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
After graduating from White Station High School, Peter attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned a degree in psychology. While at Youth Villages, he earned a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management at the University of Memphis, a subject he currently teaches.
Peter likes golf, jogging very slowly, and spending time with his wife Jessica and their dog Pau.