A tourism industry veteran of 27 years, Debbie holds many accreditations in the industry and is a Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) through Destinations International. Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME) and Certified Travel Counselor (CTC). Her other committee work: a board member of Destinations Florida (formerly FADMO); Board member of Southeast Tourism Society (STS), Board member for Marine Discovery Center, NSB, FL; Leadership member of the Blue Community Consortium (an observatory of the UNWTO & UNEP); Visit Florida Global Media Committee, and 10-year committee member of the Destinations International Advocacy committee member.
As Executive Director of the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau, Debbie manages a staff of 7 at the Visitors Bureau. Her goals are to bring sustainable tourism to the NSB area and continue her work as a partner with the Blue Community Consortium/UNWTO. She is currently working with her stakeholders developing and promoting sustainable tourism development.