With close to 20 years direct communications experience, Deborah has a proven track record in successfully creating, directing and executing global communication programs to help achieve business objectives. Having served in internal (focused on employees and managers), external (media relations, industry analyst relations, speaking engagement programs) and executive communication roles, within corporate, agency and nonprofit environments, she provides her clients with a truly integrated communications perspective.
She has developed and implemented strategic and highly complex communication strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, business shifts, introduction of new strategic initiatives, crisis communications and workforce reorganizations. Former employers and clients include industry leaders such as Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, HP, Illumina, Motorola, OfficeMax and Qualcomm.
As a recognized expert in executive communications, she authored “Key Steps to Effective Executive Communications” for The Public Relations Strategist. She also presented “The Trusted Advisor – The Role of Executive Communications” as an invited speaker for the San Diego Chapter International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and has spoken on the topic of communications at a number of universities throughout California.
Deborah holds a B.A. in Journalism, with a Public Relations emphasis, from California State University, Chico. She’s a member of the San Diego’s Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable (STAR), former member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the San Diego Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and recipient of numerous performance awards from previous employers.