As Executive Director, Deb reports directly to HPPR’s board of directors and is responsible for developing and managing the network’s overall strategic direction, hiring and managing department heads, provide direct leadership for development initiatives with a special focus on the development and implementation of major giving initiatives, evaluating the overall quality and effectiveness of HPPR’s program schedule, communicating with member listeners, overseeing financial budgeting and management, and ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Deb began her career with High Plains Public Radio as a volunteer Webmaster in 1999. She was hired as the Promotions Director in 2000. Over the years, she worked in every department and in 2006 was named Senior Director of Development. In 2008, Deb was promoted to Executive Director and currently holds that position.
Prior to her work in public broadcasting, Deb worked in the education field and specialized in deaf/blind education. She holds a B.S. from the University of North Dakota and deaf/blind education credentials from Northern Illinois University and the Helen Keller National Center.
Deb and her husband, Rex, live in Garden City, KS. They have a blended family with 5 daughters and 3 sons ranging from 31 – 9 years of age.
Location: Garden City, KS studios
Phone: (800) 678-7444 ext 11 or (620) 275-7444 ext 11