Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Debra spent eleven years with Spero-Smith Investment Advisers as a portfolio manager and financial planner. Prior to joining Spero-Smith, Deb managed her own investment management firm for eleven years and, previously, was a co-founder of another investment firm.
Deb received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a CFP® professional and a member of the Financial Planning Association.
In 1999, Deb became the first female president of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, and she remains actively involved. She is a board member of the Aspire II Nav Foundation and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Padua Franciscan High School, the Old Stone Foundation, and Lutheran Chaplaincy Services. She is a former Executive Board member of the Greater Cleveland Council, Boy Scouts of America.