Debbie joined BIE in 2017 as Director of Marketing and Communications. She oversees communications outreach activities including branding, website development, PR, events, and social media.
Debbie's marketing career began in the tech world, where she worked with start-ups to large global organizations in the telecommunications, software, and digital advertising industries. Eight years ago, she made a decision to move to the nonprofit world, where she could have greater impact on issues she believes in. As Marketing Officer, she worked with University of Washington's Co-Motion project to develop a brand and marketing message that bridged research with entrepreneurial work. More recently, she was Director of Product Marketing at Public Library of Science, a non-profit open access publisher for academic research.
During her free time, Debbie enjoys hiking in and around the redwoods of Mt Tamalpais in Marin County, and sojourns to the city (San Francisco) for culinary adventures.