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 oversight, and strategic planning. Debbie oversees all aspects of the firm’s business operations with a commitment to creating a culture of high performance and continuous improvement. As a member of Lewis-Burke’s senior management team, she is responsible for maintaining an efficient and integrated rhythm of business including budgeting and forecasting; business strategy development; financial planning and resource allocation; regulatory and ethics compliance; marketing and proposal development; and oversight of all human resource and professional development activities.
Expertise: Organizational management, contracting and procurement processes, regulatory and ethics compliance, financial oversight and management, budgeting and planning, recruiting, and HR.
Additional Experience: Debbie moved to Washington, DC in 1980 to work in the office of Kansas 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 to 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.