Elaine Abell is President of the Board of Directors for Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery. She is also an attorney in private practice. Additionally, Abell is a member of the IBERIABANK board and serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Acadiana, Women's Foundation of Acadiana, Citizens Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission and the LSU Research and Technology Foundation.
Abell is a graduate of both Louisiana State University and the Louisiana State University Law Center. She was also a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 1988 to 1994, serving one year as chairman.