Deborah J Hodges
M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, DePaul University; B.A. Organizational Communication, Minor in Leadership and Conflict Studies, North Central College. Owner and principal of Golden Square-marketing and management consultancy. For over 20 years, held marketing vice-president(s) and senior executive roles with global and U.S. “top ten architecture, engineering, and construction firms, “per ENR.
Over 20 years of experience working with non-profit and trade industry associations such as Society for Marketing Professional Services, American Bar Association, United Way, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Chief Operating Officers Forum, Chicago Health Executives Forum, American Society of Healthcare Executives, Construction Writers Association, Court- Appointed Special Advocates, Catholic Charities, and others and serves on several board of directors. Former president of the Chicago Chapter of SMPS and CHEF. Launched the SMPS Mentoring Program for SMPS and served as its co-chair for three years. Conducted a national research study for the SMPS National Foundation on “Mentoring and Business Development.” Received the ACHE Service Excellence Award for marketing efforts; served on national membership committee.