Dr. Deborah Diamond
Campus Philly President
Deborah has built a career in research and strategy with a focus on economic, civic and cultural development. Beginning in 1997, Deborah joined The Melior Group, a research and consulting firm in Philadelphia, leaving there in 2003 as Vice President. She joined the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) in 2003 to found their research department. While at GPTMC, Deborah integrated outcomes measurement, research and strategy into every facet of the organization, from making a case for investing in tourism marketing (in a report that won the Odyssey Award from the U.S. Travel Association) to leading the organization's strategic planning process in 2007.
At the beginning of 2009, Deborah began her own consulting practice, serving as a research and policy consultant to regional civic and economic development groups including Campus Philly, Center City District, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Select Greater Philadelphia. She was invited to join the Fels Research and Consulting Group at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, an affiliation she still maintains.