Morrie K. Abramson

Morrie K Abramson

Morrie K. Abramson, president of Morrie K. Abramson Interests, Inc. was a native Houstonian whose parents were born in Galveston, his roots in the local area go back to the late 1800s.

He attended the University of Texas and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Business. In 1973, he founded Kent Electronics Corporation by purchasing a small division of his former employer. Kent grew from a start-up company to sales in excess of $1 billion and became the largest national specialty electronics distributor and network integrator in America listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Kent was merged into Avnet, Inc. on June 8, 2001. Abramson is the retired chairman of Kent Electronics Corporation.

Abramson served a member of The Houston Methodist Hospital System Board, The Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation Board, and The Houston Methodist Neurological Institute National Council.

Mr. Abramson has served on the boards of The University of Texas Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine, the Houston Technology Center, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Houston, Mr. Abramson also served on the University of Houston Board of Regents and was appointed by Governor George Bush on November 17, 1999 and served until August 31, 2005 , where he completed his term as chairman of the board.