Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Andy Abernathy has lived in Florida since 1978, and has worked for ABC Fine Wine & Spirits since that year. Before moving to Florida, he attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Andy started his career with ABC in the retail stores, becoming a Store Manager in 1979, Regional Manager in 1983, General Manager (West Florida) in 1986, and General Manager (North Florida) in 1990. Following thirteen years as Senior VP, Director of Store Operations, in 2007 he was named Chief Operating Officer. In 2016 Andy transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development, focusing on the growing ecommerce delivery business and leading The Alliance which is a national buying Co-op of proprietary adult beverages that consists of 23 retailers in 28 states with combined annual revenues in excess of $4 Billion dollars.
Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Red Cross (since 2004), Wellington HOA, and is active in TeamStrength, an organization of CEOs and key executives working together to improve their performance as leaders (since 2004).