Commissioner Abby Bean of Fernandina Beach is the Executive Director of the Nassau Education Foundation, helping connect needed resources from the local community with teachers, classrooms, and students in Nassau County. A native of Clay County, Abby has lived in Fernandina Beach since 1992 with her husband, State Senator Aaron Bean. A good part of her adult life was spent working at home, raising three sons, and volunteering in the community. Abby managed the family business of a Putt-Putt Golf Course for several years, and now runs the High Energy Auction Company, an auction and entertainment business. She has also managed several successful political campaigns. Abby is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Healing Hands, the non-profit support arm of the First Coast Child Protection Team, as well as a member of the Community Advisory Board of CPT, a multidisciplinary team that responds to child abuse and neglect cases in an eight-county area of Northeast Florida. Abby graduated from Jacksonville University with a bachelor’s degree in History and Humanities. She was appointed to the Commission in 2021 by Senate President Wilton Simpson.