Deborah E. Myers has more than 30 years professional experience in international economic development, advocacy, public policy and strategic partnerships. She has worked with major corporations, governments, non-government organizations, and international organizations to find solutions for issues facing the developing world. She knows the value of relationships since it was her responsibility to cultivate them and now brings that expertise to others.
Deborah is the CEO of VirtuArte, a company that assists businesses build and strengthen relationships with clients, referral sources and employees through creative appreciation strategies which includes gifting unique, handcrafted items created by artisans from around the world.
Prior to starting VirtuArte, Deborah was the Director – External and Government Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK Bio), the vaccine division of GlaxoSmithKline. She was responsible for setting policy priorities, developing strategic advocacy plans and designing company outreach positions. She joined GSK Bio in 2002.
Preceding the position at GSK Bio, Deborah worked for Fisher Scientific Worldwide as Director -Business Development, Rhone Poulenc as Director – International Finance, and SmithKline Beecham as an advisor. Before joining the private sector Deborah spent 10 years at the Inter-American Development Bank, an organization that focuses on economic development in Latin America.