Debra Peterson, APR, Chair

Vice President
Corporate Communications
New Century, Kansas

Debra Peterson leads external communications for CenturyLink, a global communications and networking company. She has decades of experience working for Fortune 500 technology and communications companies. Her career has included work in a variety of capacities, including media relations, issues management, events and sponsorships, governmental affairs and employee communications.

She has extensive PRSA experience at the local and national levels and served on the national board from 2011-2013. She served as national treasurer in 2017 and national chair-elect in 2018.

In 2011, Debra was named The Roger Yarrington Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Greater Kansas City chapter of PRSA.