||Abby Symonds Knight joined the College of Business Leadership and Professional Development Program in March 2010.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Jacksonville State University and a Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Alabama. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Performance Improvement at ECU. She is also a Certified Practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Prior to coming to ECU, she was a learning and development specialist for Georgia-Pacific. She oversaw training and performance issues at her assigned site and acted as an internal consultant on leadership development. She also traveled to other sites both in and out of her division to facilitate a course on company culture. Before completing her degrees, she worked several years as a sales manager with Federated Department Store.
Ms. Symonds Knight as originally born in St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Northern Virginia, Anchorage, Alaska, South Florida and Alabama.
In her free time, Ms. Symonds Knight enjoys reading, writing, BBC television, cooking and being a loyal fan to her favorite sports teams: the Skins, The Alabama Crimson Tide, the Boston Red Sox and of course – Pirate football.
Ms. Symonds Knight lives in Winterville with her three children, two cats and her dachshund puppy.