Deborah O. Wells

Debbie Wells, Vice President of Finance and Administration, brings more than 30 years’ experience and expertise in the areas of business development, financial analysis and strategic planning. Debbie oversees all aspects of the firm’s business operations.  As a member of Lewis-Burke’s senior management team, she is responsible for financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting; strategic planning and resource allocation; regulatory and ethics compliance; accounting and reporting; marketing and proposal development; and internal organizational matters including human resources and professional development.

Expertise: Lobbying registration and reporting, contracting and procurement processes, fiscal management, budgeting and planning, recruiting and HR.

Additional Experience: Debbie moved to Washington DC in 1980 to work in the office of Senator Robert Dole.  She gained political experience working on several national and state campaigns before transitioning to the private sector.  She has business ownership and management experience across several sectors including travel management, hospitality and consulting. In addition, Debbie has lent considerable volunteer hours as a Director or Manager of local non-profits.

Vital Statistics: Born in Overland Park, Kansas, Debbie attended the University of Kansas and later transferred and graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Soviet Studies.  She loves cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. Debbie is actively engaged in church and community non-profit organizations.  She also serves as the Executive Director of the Multiple Myeloma Charity Classic, an annual golf and tennis tournament that benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.