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Faculty: Debra Charlesworth

Debra Charlesworth, MS
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
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Campus(es):
  • 415-442-6500


Debra Charlesworth is a seasoned public relations professional with extensive communication experience in a range of industries, including energy, finance, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and most recently, biotechnology. She has counseled CEOs and other C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies on communication issues and media relations. In addition, Debra has been a spokesperson for major corporations and has worked closely with reporters from both national and local news outlets, including daily newspapers, broadcast news, and business magazines.

EDUCATION

  • MS, Corporate Public Relations, Northwestern University
  • BA, Government, University of Notre Dame

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Director Corporate Communications, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Communications Consultant
  • Director, Corporate Relations, Genentech
  • Director, Executive Communications, Pharmacia (acquired by Pfizer)