Workforce Development and Corporate Services

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About Deb Norris, Senior Vice President, Workforce Development and Corporate Services

In the role of Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Corporate Services, Deborah L. Norris oversees a team that is responsible for understanding the workforce needs of employers and developing a wide range of services to meet those needs. Services include consulting, assessments, and training and professional development engagements across a broad range of competencies. Deb is also responsible for the National UAS Training and Certification Center, the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing (AIM) Center, the Cybersecurity Technology Center at Austin Landing, and The Sinclair Conference Center.   

Deb joined Sinclair in 2006 with more than 25 years of extensive business experience including sales, marketing, and management in a variety of business environments including Fortune 500 companies, a technology startup, a business-to-business brand consulting agency, and a management consulting firm.

She currently serves on the boards of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Public Improvement Foundation, Citywide Development, and REDI Cincinnati. She is a member of the Dayton Rotary Club, and previously served as board president for Clothes that Work! for many years. Deb is one of the community leaders selected to serve as one of the 88th ABW Honorary Commanders at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Deb was honored in 2015 and 2016 as one of the Dayton Business Journal’s Power 50 – Most Influential Women in the Dayton region. She was also a 2008 recipient of the Women of Influence award given by the Dayton YWCA, and in 2005 was honored as one of Dayton’s Ten Top Women by the Dayton Daily News. Deb holds an MBA and BS in Business from the University of Dayton. She is a graduate of the Leadership Dayton Program and has also attended the executive education program at the University of Michigan’s Business School. 

Through Deb's leadership, Sinclair's Workforce Development and Corporate Services Division has been named the Top Workforce Development Program in the Dayton region by the Dayton Business Journal for five consecutive years, and has won a total of six Innovation Index Awards, including Innovator of the Year in 2016.