Debra is an international keynote speaker who specializes in helping business leaders take advantage of powerful new platforms and visual approaches to engage audiences and build deeper connections. Thousands of people across the United States are enrolled in her training firm’s highly visual, online courses in LinkedIn, Twitter, SEO, Mobile Marketing and Digital Advertising — designed for executives and sales teams to take in 10−15 minute sessions on phones or tablets. Debra has worked with a wide range of organizations, from small business owners to Fortune 100 firms, major hospitals and universities around the world. She has given keynotes at the Nordic Media Festival (Norway) the Schibsted Academy for Journalists (Sweden) and the Ukrainian Council of Ministers. In addition, Debra: Directed The Ohio State University’s Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, where she launched the first social media journalism fellowship in the world—working with journalists from top newsrooms including CNN, 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Served as the 2012 national keynote speaker for KeyBank, giving talks to thousands of business leaders on a 17-city tour from Florida to AlaskaTaught graduate courses on the impact of digital media on public policy, during her tenure in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State, one of the largest universities in the U.S.Debra has a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State University and two degrees in journalism. She was a former award-winning investigative journalist, who also spent a decade covering presidential campaigns and politics.