Abby Weast is the Chief Operating Officer of Friends of the Children, a Portland-based nonprofit providing mentorship to children and youth. She joined Friends from Nike, where she held the position of Director of Financial Information – Emerging Markets. Abby is also the Co-Founder of Drink Shrub, a craft drinking vinegar soda. Prior to that, she spent 12 years at PepsiCo in various finance and operations roles here in the Pacific Northwest. Before PepsiCo, she served four years in the United States Army as an engineer, stationed in Germany, including serving with the United Nations on a peacekeeping mission.
As a military kid, Abby moved every few years while growing up, mostly on the East Coast. She graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and earned an MBA from Cornell University. She lives in Portland with her husband and enjoys hiking with him and their dog, going to Timbers and Thorns soccer matches, reading and traveling the world.