Abbey Fortney

Talent Director | Talent
Washington, D.C. |

Abbey specializes in all aspects of talent — recruiting, onboarding, staffing, employee development, talent management and more.

Before Avoq, Abbey spent most of her career in the creative, public relations and advertising space, recruiting for agencies such as Weber Shandwick, APCO Worldwide, Saatchi Wellness, VML&YR and a brief stint at Droga5. Her main focus has been leading talent acquisition and building strong and diverse teams across the globe. One of the highlights of her career was as the lead designer for a 250+ paged book, “Polaroids,” which was published in conjunction with the exhibition “Polaroids: Mapplethorpe” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in partnership with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Abbey grew up in State College, Pa. and now lives in the Court House neighborhood of Arlington, Va. When she’s not recruiting top talent for Avoq, you can find her working out on her Peloton or at a Pure Barre class, or walking her two dogs Cash and Mischa.