Debbie A. Fiorito is a communications professional with more than 30 years in corporate and agency public relations. Throughout her career, Debbie has successfully managed campaigns to influence perception opportunities or threats. She has trained senior-level executives, board members and nonprofit leaders to communicate their business messages more effectively. She has also developed and conducted workshops for thousands of field and support staff to deal with the media during time of crisis.
Prior to forming 20K Group, Debbie was executive vice president and chief communications officer of Dynegy, Inc., and before that, she was senior vice president, Public Affairs, Chase Bank of Texas (now JPMorgan Chase). In addition, she has held senior-level communications positions at Apache Corporation and Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. (now Devon Energy).
Debbie is past chair of the March of Dimes Houston Division, and past chair of the Houston Downtown Alliance (formerly Downtown Houston Association) and is currently a trustee of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has also served on the boards and/or executive committees of Women’s Energy Network, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Houston Image Group, Leadership Houston, Society for the Performing Arts, Houston Grand Opera and is a graduate and fellow of the Center for Houston’s Future. In 2001, Debbie was named one of Commodities Now magazine’s “50 Key Women in Energy.” She has chaired or co-chaired major fundraising events in the city, such as March of Dimes’ WalkAmerica (2003), Downtown Houston Association’s “Heart of the City” Gala (1999), and Crisis Intervention’s “Answer the Call” gala (2007).