Deb has held financial and leadership roles at leading professional services companies for over 30 years. In addition to her background in finance, she’s led systems teams and directed the design and deployment of numerous global, large-scale financial systems.
When did you start working at Weber Shandwick?
I started in 1999, when it was just called Shandwick.
Weber Shandwick and I have grown up a lot in the
past 21 years!
What’s your favorite thing about Minneapolis?
Minneapolis summers are the best but to be a real
Minnesotan, you have to smile even when you’re
braving the elements in January.
If you weren’t working in this industry, what
would you want to do?
I would want to be an ER Trauma doctor. Using all
your learnings and senses to save a life would be
What’s the coolest (or weirdest) place a project
has taken you?
Ho Chi Mihn City in Vietnam where I had the
experience of crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels
Who is someone that inspires you right now?
My daughter. She is in her third year of medical
school and I am amazed at her determination and
dedication to learning.
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever gotten?
You may not always be the smartest person in the
room but you can outwork others. Put in the hard
work and it will spotlight your character.
What’s your favorite way to unwind in your free time?
Hanging with my family at a sporting event, restaurant
or playing in the pool. Go Vikings!
Not making a decision is a decision, so be brave and move forward.