Deborah previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Cadbury, which she first joined in 2004 as the in-house public affairs person in the Americas Region. In her position as senior vice president of corporate affairs, Deborah’s responsibilities covered sustainability and corporate social responsibility, government affairs, corporate communications and association representation.
Deborah has also served as senior vice president and director of Global Services with APCO Worldwide Inc., a global public affairs consultancy, where she focused on international clients in Russia, China and Europe. Other positions have included deputy assistant secretary for Intergovernmental and Public Liaison with the U.S. Department of Energy, director of Federal Affairs for the National Conference of State Legislatures, and legislative director for two members of the U.S. Congress. She began her public affairs career serving in several program management positions with the State of South Dakota.