international liaison and editor-at-large
Really good at: Japanese. I’m fluent because I grew up there. I know that’s cheating, but how lucky am I. Thank you, Mom and Dad.
Known for: The same as above, but with a big dose of Southern girl, my biological heritage, minus the accent.
Loves: All things bright and beautiful.
Guilty as charged: A serious travel addiction, which I never intend to give up.
Japanese girl ninja or Southern belle? She wishes you luck in figuring it out, and be sure to tell her when you do. Born in Tokyo to American parents from North and South Carolina, Deborah lived in Japan for twenty-five years.
At Meeting Expectations, Deborah is the International Liaison and Editor-at-Large for the Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group, OATUG. She is a business and non-profit development strategist with an extensive background in marketing, sales, PR, and media production methodologies.
Before joining Meeting Expectations, Deborah was a marketing manager for international high-tech enterprise software and manufacturing companies. In her earlier career, based in Los Angeles, California, she was an executive producer in radio, TV, and film production of programs syndicated throughout Japan. Interviews with James Brown, Andy Warhol, and Josephine Baker are some of her favorite memories from her radio days.
Deborah attended International Christian University in Tokyo, Duke University, and Princeton University as a Ph.D. student in East Asian Studies.