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Debra Neuman

senior vice president, external affairs, CARE

Debra Neuman is a nationally recognized leader of external relations with a proven track record in expanding development efforts to win the hearts and minds of supporters. As vice chancellor of external relations and president of the UC San Diego Foundation, she serves as the senior advancement executive for the university with overall leadership of fund-raising and donor relations, alumni affairs, university communications and public affairs. Before joining UC San Diego, Neuman was senior vice president, external relations, at CARE USA, one of the worlds largest humanitarian organizations fighting global poverty. Based in CAREs Atlanta headquarters, she exceeded the organizations fund-raising targets each year; assembled a cohesive, dedicated team of professionals in eight locations; and built and stewarded a brand strategy and campaign to raise CAREs visibility in the U.S. Prior to CARE, Neuman enjoyed an extensive career at IBM Corporation, including vice president of communications for Global Services and IBM Americas, and senior director, corporate media relations. Neuman received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, and has studied in business programs at Cambridge and Columbia Universities.