Kenneth Abrams

Alumnus: Business Administration, Marketing '92

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Kenneth Abrams '92 was community relations director for the Baltimore Ravens for 11 years before launching his own insurance agency in Baltimore, which provides automobile, home, renters, business, life and health insurance. In addition to running his own business, Kenneth is active in the community, sponsoring sports camps and programs for youth in Baltimore as well as serving as an at-large member of the Towson University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

How did your experience at Towson help shape your personal and professional trajectory?
I had a terrific experience at Towson. It helped me professionally and personally. The university is truly a microcosm of the world. At Towson, I learned how to become an effective leader by working with diverse people.

Are there any particular professors or staff members who had an impact on you?
Dr. Kaynama helped reinforce my love for marketing. She gave great insight to the industry and was a wealth of information. Dr. Camille Clay, Dr. Tony Torraine and Raft Woodus also all had a tremendous impact on me.

Were you working while going to school?
I obtained an internship at TBC, a local advertising agency, after my sophomore year. I was hired to work part-time after my internship. It helped to get hands-on experience while working with the ad agency. I worked as an assistant account executive. I later worked for the company full time.

At Towson, I learned how to be an effective leader by working with diverse people. ”

Kenneth Abrams

What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievement is helping to run my family-owned business. It is great to control your own destiny and help others while working in insurance.

You serve on the Towson University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Why is it important to you to give back to your alma mater?
It is important to give back to my alma mater because of what Towson offered me as a student. I gained some great friendships and leadership opportunities as a student. I hope that other students have the same opportunities as I did.

What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received and what advice would you give to up and coming business students?
Get an internship and a mentor. It is impossible to get a foot in the door or rise up the ladder without these types of relationships. Therefore, I believe it behooves you to start early with an internship so you have an idea of what you want to do in the future. Also you can network with people who can help you in the future in your career.