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Debora Coller

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Deb Coller is a highly respected Communications and Marketing executive with an extensive record of leadership in multi-billion dollar global enterprises. Coller was most recently the Vice President of Communications for Johnson Controls, a $42B global industrial company serving customers in 150 countries. As an executive with the company’s Building Efficiency Division, she was a global, strategic business partner responsible for communications strategy and execution.   She managed a $40 million budget for the Division, which included 170,000 employees worldwide.  Her experience helped the organization become the fastest growing enterprise within the Corporation.

Prior to Johnson Controls, Coller was Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications for ADT, a division of Tyco International. As the world’s largest electronic security company, ADT achieved revenue of more than $8B with 60,000 employees and operations in 40 countries. Coller’s successful career has been distinguished with notable accomplishments in: vision and strategic planning, innovative public relations and employee communications campaigns, operational leadership and diverse cross-functional assignments.

Coller’s commitment to excellence and personal integrity combined with her skills in business planning and operations management have helped her achieve a highly successful career. Recent career highlights include responsibility for brand management for the ADT trademark, one of the world’s most recognizable brands for electronic security with registrations in over 70 countries; global oversight for more than 50 websites; and public relations and crisis communications for global brands. As part of her unique ability to lead global operations teams in addition to her communications and marketing functions, Coller has managed a $90 million global account sales and operations channel, worldwide business continuity teams, and an award-winning customer service transformation program.

Prior to joining ADT and its parent, Tyco International, Coller served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, the global leader in anti-theft systems serving 80 percent of the world’s top 100 retailers.  She developed marketing and communications programs that ranged from Olympic Sponsorships to crisis responses resulting from legacy SEC, FTC and FDA issues.

Before Sensormatic, Coller was Vice President and a founding member of Advanced Promotion Technologies (APT) for eight years.  APT was a joint venture of Procter & Gamble, Dun & Bradstreet and Schlumberger Technologies.  Often credited with the first consumer chip-card program, APT pioneered technologies to help consumer goods manufacturers identify and market to target households based on specific purchases and demographics.

Graduating with High Honors from the University of Florida, Coller has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a concentration in Computer Science.  She was voted by faculty as the “Student of the Year” at graduation.  In her free time, Coller enjoys boating, traveling with her family and the endless task of renovating her home.