Deb is FRA’s Chief Growth Officer leading the growth and development of our people and the firm.
She is a member of the FRA Executive Committee and provides strategic direction and operational leadership for our Human Resources and Talent Development, Marketing and Business Development, and Office Operations teams. Deb is a champion of our ‘one firm’ collaborative culture and our open, inclusive, diverse and entrepreneurial values.
Prior to FRA, Deb led Leadership Development and Change Enablement strategy in the Corporate Human Resources team for Bechtel, the world’s largest engineering and construction company. In her role, she led the development and facilitation of the ‘Blueprint for Leadership Success’ learning and development program for 3,000+ Bechtel leaders.
She previously held the role of Chief Growth Officer for six years with Baker Tilly, a leading advisory, tax, and assurance firm with $500M+ annual revenues and a growing global footprint. She led the strategic growth and business development function, advisory sales training, Valued Business Advisor conferences, and M&A growth due diligence and integration.
Prior to Baker Tilly, Deb was the Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Beers + Cutler, a growing mid-size accounting and consulting firm that merged with Baker Tilly in 2010. She also previously held the role of COO, at RTC, a WPP advertising and marketing agency and played other management consulting and leadership roles earlier in her career.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Shippensburg University and completed an Executive Leadership Education program with the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Deb is based in our Washington DC office.