Deb joined ThriveED in June of 2020 as Managing Director of Business Development. Prior to this, Deb served as Director of Business Development for American Companies, a West Bend-based construction management firm. Before that, she was a Business Solutions Specialist for Economic Development Washington County (EDWC). Notable projects during her time at EDWC include Briggs & Stratton, where she worked to secure anchor tenant with a 700,000sf warehouse in newly developed industrial park in Germantown, WI; JW Speaker, where she assisted with $46 million expansion resulting in the creation of 100+ jobs within 3 years; and EH Wolf, where she negotiated incentives between business and village to allow for redevelopment of their brownfield site.
Deb is also a business owner, owning the Barley Pop Pub and Restaurant and The Precinct Tap and Table in Germantown. Deb has a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with an emphasis in graphic design and a minor in advertising.