Michael Abney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Administration. His previous professional background:
Chrysler Corporation - Design Engineer, Program Management (Jan. 1986 to Dec. 2009);
Ford Motor Company - Design Engineer (1978 to 1985);
Proctor & Gamble - Production Operation Supervisor (1977 to 1978).
He is an assistant baseball coach for the Henry Ford College baseball team, and is president of the Southfield Cardinals Baseball organization. He is married, with two sons: Justin, a law student at North Carolina Central Law School, and Aaron, a student at Howard University in Washington D.C.