Debbie is a native of Connecticut and moved to Florida after completing her master’s degree in economics.
Debbie is a tourism industry veteran of over 20 years in the tourism industry and has held positions at both St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB and Bradenton Area CVB.
Debbie holds many accreditations in the industry and is a certified destination marketing executive (CDME) through Destinations International.
Her other committee work: a board member of Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), Chair of Visit Florida Global Media Committee, and Destinations International Advocacy committee member.
As Executive Director of the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau, Debbie manages a staff of 7 at the Visitors Bureau. Her goals are to bring sustainable tourism to the NSB area and continue her work as a satellite with the Blue Community Consortium. She recently passed the “PM4SD Foundation” exam and looks forward to working with her stakeholders to develop products more sustainably.
Debbie Resides in New Smyrna Beach with her husband of 18 years and her 8-year-old Golden Retriever – Sir Toma.