Vice President of People, Culture, & Operations
Deborah is the Vice President of Seramount, responsible for People, Culture and Operations. She most recently led Diversity Best Practices (DBP) to become a trusted global member services solution for diversity and inclusion focused practitioners and employers to obtain deep DEI subject matter expertise, best practices and innovative solutions for culture change. Under her leadership, DBP grew from 120 to over 280 member organizations through consultation, strategies and resources on how to implement, grow, measure and create first-in-class diversity programs.
Prior to joining Seramount, she served as Vice President of Talent and Inclusion for the ADT Corporation, with responsibility for fostering a diverse and inclusive culture through employee engagement and for developing and driving a global Talent and Leadership Development strategy. Deborah also worked at Merrill Lynch as Director of Global D&I strategy where she was noted by media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, for her diversity expertise, particularly in generational diversity, women’s programming, workplace flexibility, disability and employee networks. She managed a $3million endowment in conjunction with Columbia University to develop one of the first women’s returnship programs in the US. Prior to that, Deborah worked at JPMorganChase for 17 years as Vice President, Employee Engagement and Diversity noted for leading one of the largest cultural change programs engaging over 60,000 employees in one year. She has a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and is an avid community volunteer and soccer coach, alongside her two daughters and husband.