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As chief operating Officer, Deborah has broad responsibility for Mary Kay’s product strategy, research and development, supply chain, financial operations, and information technology. Deborah is part of executive committees responsible for IT security, enterprise risk management, and facilities planning. Deborah joined Mary Kay as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Before coming to Mary Kay,Deborah held senior leadership roles within the finance function of PepsiCo’s Frito Lay North America division, including Senior Vice President, Revenue Management, and Senior Vice President, Controller. Before her PepsiCo career, Deborah was a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in Dallas.
Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Cox School of Business named Deborah a “Distinguished Alumni” in 2014, and she is a member of the Cox Executive Board. In 2018, she joined the Board of Directors of Bush Brothers & Company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. An active community volunteer, she currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Chapter of the International Women’s Forum and the SMU Texas-Mexico Institute. In 2021 Deborah joined the Board of the Direct Selling Association. She is a member of various civic and professional organizations, including the Dallas Assembly and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Deborah and her husband Robb reside in Dallas with their sons, William (a University of Georgia senior)and Harry (a high school senior).
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