New Face At VDEM: Debra Kaufman

August 15, 2016  //  


Debra Kaufman is the new chief financial officer at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Before joining VDEM, Debra was the chief operations officer for Richard Bland College. Prior to that, she had more than 30 years of experience as vice president of finance for consumer markets at Verizon Communications.

She graduated from Troy State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Through Villanova University, she earned the Six Sigma Green Belt, which is the result of a training program that provides participants with enhanced problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model.

She volunteers in her community by working at the Prince George Food Bank and the Salvation Army Home for Men in Petersburg. She also works with a United Methodist Church organization to restore homes that were damaged by the tornado that hit Waverly in February. She serves on the board of directors for the Crater Community Hospice in Petersburg.

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund