Deborah French Gorman, Regional Account Executive
All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture and Décor
Deborah is a life-long Pittsburgher and now part-time Clevelander! She began her career in special events even before she attended Duquesne University. Learning early on at the hand of her mother, who was the Director of Special Events at Duquesne, public relations and special events seemed to be in her blood. In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, her professional experience has included working in advertising and public relations, representing three major motion picture companies in the Pittsburgh market; WDUQ-FM (NPR affiliate); WQED-TV (PBS affiliate) in public relations for national programs; and serving as the Executive Director of a non-profit performance group.
Deborah has served on the boards of American Women in Radio and Television, MPI Pittsburgh and is a past VP of Programming and Past President of ILEA Pittsburgh. Of her ILEA experience she notes that this was really the first organization solely focused on the special events industry. ILEA is a wonderful opportunity to share all of the experience and knowledge of our combined membership with people interested in developing professionally and building lasting relationships.