Debra Marton began her career in the cable and telecommunications industry in the early '80s, before CNN, ESPN and MTV were household acronyms. Her tenure spans decades of major growth and innovation in the tech industry. Throughout her career she has been a dedicated advocate for volunteerism and service. In 2002 she coordinated more than 1,500 volunteers for the first Comcast Cares Day in the Greater Chicago Region. More than a decade later, Comcast Cares Day continues to support the community with upwards of 6,000 employees, friends, and family, volunteering at more than 70 non-profits on a single day in the State of Illinois. Globally, more than 110,000 volunteers provide 660,000 hours of service during Comcast Cares Day.
In her current role as Sr. Manager of External Affairs for Comcast, Debra shares her leadership skills through successful community partnerships with organizations including Easterseals, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, and corporate programs like Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program and the administration of grants through the Comcast Foundation. Debra has served on the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service since 2011 where she is currently serving as Chair and President of the Serve Illinois Foundation. Debra is a proud mother of three children and lives with her husband in Streamwood, Illinois.
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