Durham, NC resident Rod Abraham has been referred to as a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of businesses in the meeting industry. Rod left his association senior vice president position to be a pioneer of outsourced meeting management services. He is also the founder and former chief executive of PMPN, the Professional Meeting Planners Network (now PlannerNet). Named one of the meeting industry's 25 Most Influential, Abraham has been an advisor to industry groups and has served in numerous leadership positions locally, nationally and internationally. He continues his longtime passion of helping entrepreneurs start, survive and succeed as small business owners.