Dr. Michael Abelson, CEO/President
Dr. Michael Abelson, (Dr. A) is CEO/President of The Abelson Group, has over 45 years experience consulting on hiring and managing individuals and teams, using psychological assessments to identify and enhance human performance, and training others on how to maximize people. He is Emeritus from the Department of Management at Texas A&M University where he was on the faculty for over 30 years (retiring from Texas A&M in 2011), was Real Estate Research Fellow at the renown Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, first Director of the Human Resources Masters Program at Texas A&M, an instructor at four executive education centers at Texas A&M, and Director of Listening Ear Crisis Center which he built from serving one city to four counties in central Michigan.
He is a 9-time award-winning educator, teaching over 50,000 undergraduate students and 10,000s of MBAs and executives while on the faculty of Texas A&M University and Central Michigan University. Additionally, he has been on the educational stage on four continents delivering over 1,200 keynote speeches, seminars, and other training programs, and consulting projects with over 250 different organizations. His accomplishments also include writing over 60 published articles, two books, numerous book chapters, and has almost a dozen assessment-related certifications, in addition to his M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and his MBA and Ph.D. in Management.
He has led The Abelson Group to be one of the premier psychological assessment companies in the country with it selling over 650,000 assessments (and counting), repeatedly being one of the Top 5 assessment companies in a network of approximately 2000 companies, being one of its few Platinum Distributers.
Donna Trevino, Director of Operations and Customer Service
Donna has been part of the Abelson team since 2013. She uses her managerial experience noted below to oversee internal operations, customer service, assessment delivery, and internal communications. Her career began with P&P Technologies as a project engineer after graduating with a B.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech and a B.A. from Wesleyan College. She also brings her experience as Project Management at Applied Materials that took her to Korea and Taiwan to customize solutions for specific semiconductor processes as well as supervise Project Managers, to The Abelson Group. She enjoys serving on several boards related to her children’s activities as well as walking her dog and traveling with her husband and three children.
Beth Fitzmaurice, Director of Special Projects
Beth began her career as a teacher and campus administrator. She has education degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A.) and Texas State University (M.Ed.). For The Abelson Group, she manages research, develops programs, and handles special projects for clients and the team. In her spare time, she sells and manages properties, and does volunteer work. Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, the rest of her family; reading, traveling, and scrapbooking.
Alyssa Stanley, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Project Manager
Alyssa has been part of the team since 2022, where she works closely with Dr. Abelson to ensure our AI Program provides clients with unmatched service and up-to-date benchmarks for hiring and enhancing current staff performance. Her career began by founding AStanley Coaching in 2018 and co-founding Gain The Passion in 2021, where she works with clients to review their current business operations and build strategies to increase efficiency and profitability. She holds an M.Ed. in Special Education, a B.A. in Business Management, Success Coach Certification, and the Abelson DISC & Motives Certification. Alyssa enjoys spending time with her three children and husband on their family farm, volunteering as a youth sports coach and 4H volunteer, and helping others grasp their full potential through understanding the behaviors that drive their success.
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