Board of Directors: Jessica Abernathy
Jessica Abernathy began her career at United Airlines and worked her way into corporate headquarters, where she ran one of the training departments, managing over 3,000 employees. Abernathy handled all the required year training, created new training classes, wrote FAA manuals and coordinated all the managers meetings and training sessions. The last 2 years of her airline career Abernathy was the customer service manager, in charge of scheduling for approximately 350 employees, in addition to running the day to day operations, complaints department and more. Altogether, she spent 10 years as an employee at United Airlines.
Following her airline career, Abernathy ventured into the beauty industry, owning her business for 12 years and loving every minute of it. Still, after the events of 9/11 Abernathy realized that she needed another form of income and was inspired by a client who requested Abernathy to watch her kitten. Thus, Professional Pet Sitter, Inc. began. In addition to Professional Pet Sitter, Inc., Abernathy is also the owner of Chicagoland Cat Sitters.
Abernathy enjoys serving on the Executive Committee, not only for the contributions that she can make to the organization, but for the contributions that her experience can offer.