DEBRA DeHAVEN

MARKETING & EVENTS SPECIALIST

Debra graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management. She has nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, including special event planning and hotel management. Debra joined GSMA after serving as the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Event Manager for over two years. As GSMA’s Marketing and Event Specialist, Debra assists with bringing events of all sizes, styles, and formats to life and is involved in all aspects of event planning, implementation, and execution.

Describe yourself in one word. Bubbly. Whether I’m meeting someone for the first time or the hundredth time, I greet everyone with a cheerful smile.

What’s on your bucket list? To travel to every Florida State football game in a season. Since we graduated, my husband and I have been season ticket holders, and while we haven’t been able to attend every game so far, we always try to attend at least one home game and one away game each season. Go, Noles!

Red or White Wine? Neither. Grab the rum; it’s worth a shot!

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