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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Debbie Dembecki

Debbie Dembecki

Business Ethics Program Manager

Debbie Dembecki is the Program Manager for Business Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Dembecki manages the Business Ethics Internship program, overseeing content and events on business and leadership and working with the senior director of Leadership Ethics to foster the Center’s relationship with Silicon Valley business leaders.

Dembecki’s experience includes 18 years as director of social strategy and content programming for LiveWorld, a social strategy marketing agency, where she assisted Fortune 500 companies with online branding and social engagement.

She began her career as an educator in the Deer Valley Unified School District in Arizona, where she taught K-3 elementary students and served as assistant principal for a K-6 school with over 1,000 students. She also taught continuing education courses at the district level, and was a mentor for new student teachers from various university teaching programs in the Phoenix area.

Dembecki has spent the last four years running an independent marketing consultancy. She serves on the Board of Directors and oversees marketing for “Playful People Productions,” a community theater in San Jose.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Dembecki was raised in Connecticut and Arizona. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University.