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Deborah Re

President and Chief Executive Officer

A lifelong resident of Boston, Deborah Re has more than 25 years of management, entrepreneurial, and organizational development experience. Deb currently leads Big Sister Boston with an emphasis on developing staff, maintaining high program quality, improving organizational capacity, and creating collaborative partnerships.

In 2015 Big Sister Boston was recognized by the national Big Brothers Big Sisters network with the distinguished Agency of the Year award. Before joining Big Sister Boston as CEO in 2006, Deb worked for City Year Boston where she served as Executive Director. Prior to her management of City Year, Deb was President and Founder of Bridges to Business, a company that specialized in training and placing young adults with non-traditional backgrounds in the workforce. In addition, Deb has 16 years of leadership experience in the private sector as Vice President of Administration for Keyport Life Insurance Company. As a testament to her commitment to the community, Deb received the 2001 LeadBoston Community award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, the 2001 Heroes Among Us award from the Boston Celtics, the 2011 Changing People’s Lives award from Grand Circle Corporation, the 2015 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award for Achievement in Management in the Nonprofit Sector, and was named a Women of Influence in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. In 2014, Deb was appointed to the City of Boston Women’s Commission and served on Governor Baker’s transition team. Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.