JCBEA Announces New Executive Director

The Jefferson County Business Education Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Deal, APR as Executive Director.

The Business Education Alliance focuses on connecting Jefferson County businesses and the education community to help create an outstanding workforce for today and tomorrow.  It does this by serving as a resource and providing opportunities for students through workshops, career fairs, mock interviews, etc. and by workingwith the business community in creating recommendations to the Jefferson County Public School District around career-ready skills.

Deal is a well-known business leader in the Jefferson County community and is a partner in IX Power Clean Water.   Before joining JCBEA Deal lobbied for clean energy and water solutions in Washington D.C., and prior to that post, was CEO of the regional nonprofit Angel Flight Southeast, Inc. She has worked with many organizations and contributed as a member of many nonprofit boards.  Deborah is also an Accredited Public Relations professional (APR) with 38 years of experience.

Since moving to Golden from Washington, D.C., Deborah has become a graduate of both Leadership Jefferson County and Leadership Golden.  She remains a Trustee for the Jefferson County Public Library, is on the steering committee for Leadership Golden, manages the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop, is on the board of directors for the Jefferson County League of Women Voters, and is a member of Golden's Economic Development Commission and its Citizen's Budget Advisory Committee.  She is also the managing editor of The Front Ranger, a weekly e-newsletter that carries news of Jefferson County.

"Over the years working with lots of young people serving internships, or on their first jobs, I became aware of how important it is for them to learn basic "soft" business skills - everything from how to answer the phone to how to work with a grouchy customer. I'm very happy to be able to give back and be part of an organization that is helping to develop tomorrow's business leaders," she said.

Deborah Deal, APR

Deborah Deal, APR

JCBEA launches 2,017 donations of just $17 Go Fund Me Campaign

We are looking for 2,017 donors to donate $17 each in 2017 to ensure that hundreds of teens, from all backgrounds, receive training in basic business skills without having pay a penny for it.

We never turn a child away! Students do not need to have a specific GPA or be college bound. Whatever their career aspirations are we are here to make sure they have a positive first experience.

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