I can be a Yoda. A Yoda can go in and be the honest broker and challenge others in a way that humbles them.
Abele was raised in a "Classic Yankee family," the youngest of three sons of Catherine (née Eaton) and Lieutenant Commander Mannert Lincoln Abele, USN. His Father was the commanding officer of the submarine USS Grunion when the vessel was lost in the Aleutians on July 31, 1942 presumably to enemy action.
He was the Chairman of the Board for FIRST robotics, and served as chairman from 2002 to 2010.
Abele is married to Mary Abele. They have three children: Chris, Alex, and Jennifer. Chris Abele successfully ran for Milwaukee County executive in 2010.