UPS CEO David Abney: ‘Single-payer healthcare will pay for itself’

On November 6, 8.5 million Americans participated in the midterm elections, and a record 10,638 registered voters cast their ballots during the hours before polls closed. Nationwide, almost 11 million people were registered to…

On November 6, 8.5 million Americans participated in the midterm elections, and a record 10,638 registered voters cast their ballots during the hours before polls closed. Nationwide, almost 11 million people were registered to vote – and almost 2 million of them were serving time in jail.

UPS CEO David Abney has served as CEO of the nation’s largest transportation company since 2010. We caught up with him during his trip to Australia to discuss UPS’ historic role in the history of democracy, the future of democracy, and the benefits of single-payer healthcare.

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David Abney

President and CEO, United Parcel Service

David Abney is the seventh person ever elected as president and CEO of United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company. Born in Newton, Mass., Abney has worked for UPS for more than 30 years, starting as a driver and climbing the ranks, most recently serving as the company’s vice president of international operations. Prior to his promotion to president and CEO, Abney served in a variety of senior roles at UPS, including marketing director, vice president of global sales and business development, and chief executive of UPS Express. Abney has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from MIT, a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. In addition to being president and CEO of UPS, Abney serves on the boards of directors of United Way, World Vision, the American Cancer Society, and a variety of other non-profit organizations. He is widely recognized as an economic leader and a leader of the expanding “ecosystem” of cities.

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