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Deb is an accomplished executive based in Washington, DC, with over 20 years’ experience in strategic partnerships, program development, operations, and technology integration. With a proven track record in driving cross-functional initiatives, she possesses exceptional leadership skills and is known for her data-driven decision-making approach. Deb brings a unique blend of expertise in leadership, relationship building, education, and business partnership engagement, along with strong project management capabilities to ensure scalable and sustainable execution.

In her most recent role at the Business-Higher Education Forum, Deb played a vital role in shaping strategies and overseeing the implementation of a regional tech talent pathways initiative. Her contributions were pivotal in using a business led approach to driving credential development and developing innovative work-based learning solutions.  Notably, she established collaborative ecosystems aimed at supporting underrepresented populations in talent development, showcasing both her strategic vision and her knack for facilitating impactful, data-driven action plans that resonate on a national level.

As the Managing Director at the Greater Washington Partnership, Deb demonstrated effective team leadership, overseeing budgetary responsibilities, and providing strategic direction for the skills and talent portfolio. Her achievements include increasing post-secondary participation in the CoLAB Digital Tech Credential program and convening senior HR leads, business executives, and university presidents to build a diverse digital tech workforce. 

As CIO at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Deb led the Transformation Initiative aimed at creating accessible and scalable online learning resources for boards of directors.  Additionally, in previous roles with Excelsior College and SUNY Empire State College, she helped to research, design, and implement programs centered around non-traditional learners.

Deb has a master’s degree in higher education administration and a BA in sociology, both from the State University of New York at Albany.

Deb Hodge

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