A 1969 graduate, Abercrombie is the former chief executive officer and president of American Federal Bank. After the company’s merger with Central Carolina Bank and Trust in 1997, he remained the executive vice president and vice chairman. He retired in 2003 and has been in commercial real estate for eight years and is chairman of Colliers International in Greenville.
Abercrombie has served as a chairman for multiple organizations, including the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the board of trustees for the Greenville Hospital System and the Community Financial Institutions of South Carolina. He is a board member for the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Over the years, Abercrombie has made significant contributions to several charities, including the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, the Salvation Army, the Hospice Foundation of America, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, United Way and YMCA. In 1996, Abercrombie was recognized by Greenville Magazine as the Business Person of the Year.
He is an active member of his church, where he is chairman of the Finance Committee and past chairman of the Administrative Board.
Abercrombie is a former member and chairman of the Clemson Board of Visitors and served on the Clemson University Foundation Board. He is a member of the university’s Real Estate Foundation board and is the chairman and founding director of the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation. He has served on the President’s Council and is an IPTAY life member, a Heisman Donor and has made significant contributions to the West End Zone project and the basketball program. He is a member of the President’s Leadership Circle and the Benjamin Ryan Tillman Society.
He and his wife, Mary Carol, have two children.