V.P., Marketing & Public Relations, IX Power Clean Water; and CEO, IX Power Foundation

Ms. Deal-Blackwell serves as the Vice President of Marketing for IX Power Clean Water and as the CEO of the IX Power Foundation which operates the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop and the JeffCo Innovation Faire, among other activities.

Before IX Power, Deborah co-founded Hyperion Power Generation. She served as the V.P. of Marketing & Public Relations for the company and as the top executive in Hyperion’s Washington, D.C. office directed interaction with the U.S. Congress and all other federal agencies. Prior to Hyperion, she served as the CEO of the medical transportation charity Angel Flight Southeast, and before that worked around the globe as a marketing executive in the computer software, real estate, and hospitality industries. Her degrees in journalism-public relations and radio-TV were earned at the University of Central Florida. She is an accredited public relations specialist (APR). She is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., PRSA Colorado & U.S., the Golden Chamber of Commerce, the West Chamber, the Metro Manufacturing Partnership, and Friends of the Jefferson County Library. She is a member of the Leadership Golden class of 2015/2016 and the Leadership Jefferson County class of 2015/2016. The Jefferson County Commission recently appointed her to the county’s Board of Trustees for the library system.