Abby Weast joined Friends of the Children as the Chief Operations Officer in June 2018, after over twenty years of leadership experience in operations and finance. After graduating from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Abby spent four years as an Army Engineer serving in Germany. When she returned to the US, she spent 12 years working for Frito Lay across multiple functions in both operations and finance. While there, she earned her MBA from Cornell University. In 2012, she joined Nike – working as a financial reporting director. Abby has also served on the board for the Portland non-profit LifeWorksNW from 2015-2022. The focus of her career has been building high performing teams to deliver value to key stakeholders. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Aaron, and their dog, Watson. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching soccer, reading, swimming, and traveling.