Iowa State University Alumni Association

Deborah Stearns

Term expires '19

Life Member & Sustaining Life Donor

'81 Journalism and Mass Communication
Altoona, Iowa

Deborah is senior marketing research director for Essman Research, a Division of State Public Policy Group in Des Moines. She is responsible for the development and implementation of all quantitative and qualitative marketing research projects for the company. Deborah serves on the Arthritis Foundation Heartland Region Leadership Board, as a member of the Des Moines Leadership Network, and is a past member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Communications Advisory Council. While attending Iowa State, Deborah was involved with a number of organizations including the Student Alumni Association (now Student Alumni Leadership Council), Parents’ Weekend ’80 Central Committee (now Family Weekend), and Residence Hall Week. As a student, she worked at WOI-TV, KMNS Radio (Sioux City), and KLYF Radio (Ames). Deborah and her husband, William ('81 indus admin), have two daughters (ISU graduates) and are Cyclone Club members. Deborah has served on the ISUAA Board of Directors' Marketing and Engagement Committee and the ISU Alumni Clubs Advisory Work Group.

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