David Abel is a husband (47 years), father of a son in Denver, grandfather of two (Nora and Andrew) & both a Pittsburgh Steeler and LA Dodger’s fan; and, long ago obtained educational degrees in economics, educational administration and law. He has yet to formally retire and continues to professionally work across industry sectors—including land use, transportation, water, infrastructure, communications, ocean-tech and renewable energy. David’s roles include entrepreneur, investor, publisher, professor, convener, and president of his own public policy consultancy, ABL Inc. Over the past decade, David has leveraged his interests in public policy and sustainability to create the VerdeXchange Institute <Verdexchange.org>—an environmental think tank, publisher, and host to an annual B2B market-oriented clean tech and energy conference that assists global private/ public market-makers in building successful business relationships that address climate change.
Civically, David presently serves on several boards, including: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation; the Urban Land Institute- LA; USC’s Center for Sustainability Solutions, and St. Annes’ New Village Girls Academy. Mr. Abel formerly served on the corporate board of SuperShuttle International; chaired CalStart (Advanced Transportation Incubator), LAUSD’s School Bond Oversight Committee, and California’s Trust for Public Lands’ Advisory Board. By appointment he also chaired the California Assembly Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission to Consider Reforms of California’s Initiative Process & the Commissi7n on State/Local Government Finance Reform.
April 20, 2023
David Abel is a husband (47 years), father of a son in Denver, grandfather of two (Nora and Andrew) & both a Pittsburgh Steeler and LA Dodger’s fan; and, long ago obtained educational degrees in economics, educational administration and law. He has yet to formally retire and continues to professionally work across industry sectors—including land […]
March 25, 2021
David Abel, President & CEO of ABL, Incorporated, publishes: The Planning Report and The Metro Investment Report, focusing on land use and public infrastructure investments in LA County and beyond; and the VerdeXchange News, which focuses on clean energy and sustainable technologies. For the last 14 years, David has leveraged his professional experience and interests […]
September 5, 2009
John and Mike talk with David Abel, the Chairman and Managing Director of the VerdeXchange Institute, a think tank that publishes green ideas. David seeks to “lift the level of understanding in the new [green] marketplace” and, with over 25 years of publishing experience, share green technology with the world. VerdeXchange hosts an annual conference […]