Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.  President, Campus Philly

Deborah has led Campus Philly since 2010. During her tenure, Campus Philly has grown from 15 to 34 regional college and university partners, has seen increased investment by the City of Philadelphia in the program, and has created a corporate membership program that now includes more than 35 regional employers. Research by Campus Philly shows that 64% of recent college graduates stay in Philadelphia after graduating and the city has seen the highest growth of its millennial population of any large city in the country.  Deborah began her career as a college professor, teaching political philosophy at Columbia University and Bryn Mawr College. She left academics to build a career in market research first at The Melior Group, a boutique market research firm in Philadelphia, then as the first director of research and strategy at Visit Philadelphia, the region’s tourism marketing agency. Deborah holds a BA in political science from Bryn Mawr College and an MA and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. Deborah serves on the board of overseers of the Jewish Grad Network of Greater Philadelphia, the marketing committee of the National Museum of American Jewish History, and as class parent for the 2018 class of Science Leadership Academy.