Deb has spent more than twenty years developing ideas (and people) in marketing and event strategy, brand positioning, collateral material design, strategic partnerships, and revenue generation while holding positions at The White House, The Advisory Board Company, and Atlantic Media Company.
Prior to joining the Institute on a full-time basis as Senior Advisor, she was the President of her own company, Fleuris Group, where she helped clients to formulate new products, raise funds, design messaging campaigns and collateral, and to create live event gatherings to advance clients, messages and relationships with key audiences. Clients included: Forbes Magazine, National Journal Group, Foreign Policy/FP Group, The New Republic, New York Public Library, Georgetown University, Meridian International, and Venture Philanthropy Partners, among others.
Raised in California and a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, she still more than two decades later considers herself a Californian at heart. Actively raising two teenage sons, Deb lovingly lectures them that You Own Your Personal Brand, and often laughs with them to the point of tears.