Debbie joined Talent Function in 2013, bringing with her more than two decades of organizational and logistical experience. As a Talent Function team member, Debbie specializes in process optimization in the HR and Recruiting arena. She currently supports a wide range of activities for Talent Function, including client and vendor relations, contract negotiation, budget management and product development.
Prior to joining Talent Function, Debbie spent ten years with TMM|The Meeting Manager as a Senior Account Manager. In this role, she was responsible for securing business with prospective clients, managing events for group sizes up to 15,000 people and identifying new vendor relationships to continually improve the company’s services and product development. Earlier in her career, Debbie held recruiting roles with companies such as MP3.com, Gateway, Inc., and Qualcomm. In addition to managing candidate interview logistics in these positions, she was also responsible for identifying prospective candidates, establishing best practice recruiting processes and training colleagues.
Debbie holds a BA in Communication and Psychology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, as well as a Meeting Management and Special Events Planner Certification from the University of California, San Diego. She has been a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) since 2000, and a DMCP (Destination Management Certified Professional) since 2005. She also has served as a Volunteer Event Manager for HOPE worldwide since 1992.
Areas of Focus
- Process Optimization
- Client/Vendor Relations
- Recruiting Logistics
- Event Management