by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 16, 2010

Rod Abraham, founder of the meetings-management firm R.E. Abraham and Associates and the Professional Meeting Planners Network, has come out of retirement to open a new business, the Rod Abraham Group, which will offer experienced independent planners for short-term planning and on-site needs. "I see a need and an opportunity for a company that is laser-like in its focus on first-class service," said Abraham, who has been "retired" since 2007, facilitating and presenting seminars in the interim. His new company is based in Durham, N.C.