Deborah Shepard

Scholarship Committee


After 30+ years in hospitality sales, training and management and a ‘first’ career as a Reading Specialist, Deborah’s passion to drive excellence through doing what you love led to the creation of destinationExcellence. As an Independent Contractor since 2013, she has diversified her sales base and consults with businesses wishing to market to the hospitality industry.

Today, she is building on a dream to merge these careers, working with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) to build more and better internship opportunities for our area’s students. In addition, she consults on Advisory Boards at two area high schools and serves on the Partnerhship Action Network with the Los Angeles Regional Coalition for Linked Learning (LARCLL).

Deborah has particpated on Tourism Committee/ Redondo Beach Chamber and Visitors Bureau for over seven years. She was honored as RBCVB Volunteer of the Year in 2010, as the 2012-13 Non Rotarian Business Leader of the Year-Greater LA District, and named a Paul Harris Fellow through the Redondo Beach Chapter in 2014. She holds an M.Ed, the CMP and CHSP hospitality industry designations, and loves to travel.

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