Over a lifelong career in publishing, Deb has overseen successful teams as both an editor and a publisher, giving her broad expertise on both the creative and financial sides of the business and a working knowledge of all forms of print and digital media. Whether in the B2B, B2C or custom space, strategy, partnership and talent development are day-to-day drivers. In addition to running the two leading magazines in the Twin Cities area, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, Deb has led custom publishing, content marketing and digital service work for more than 40 local and national companies and organizations from the Fortune 500 to international associations to Super Bowl 52.
A strong belief in giving back to the community, Deb has been active in volunteer leadership roles of many of our premier arts, education, civic and social service non-profits. These include Walker Art Center, Minnesota Orchestra, The Children's Museum, University of Minnesota Foundation, Downtown YMCA, United Way the Greater Twin Cities, Girl Scouts, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Downtown Council, Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable, and Health Partners. This work and that on the boards of several for-profit companies offers invaluable insight into other business, communication and strategic practice across industries and operations.
A graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she served on staff of the Minnesota Daily, she is proud to have received the Harrison Salisbury Award for Alumni Achievement and the University President's Award for Alumni Honor. Other awards include the Support for Women Award from the National Association of Professional Saleswomen, the Twin Cities Women Leader Award and the Minnesota Women of Distinction Award. She has taught classes at both the SJMC at the university and the Executive MBA program at the University of St. Thomas.
Most recently, Folio magazine named Deb as one of the Top Women in Media for 2018.
Areas of expertise:
- Sales and marketing strategy
- Team building and leadership
- Content strategy
- Talent recruitment and development
- Creative problem solving