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Deborah Chase Hopkins

Deborah Chase Hopkins

Development Co-Chair

Debby Hopkins is an Independent Board Member and an active advisor to early stage companies. Her C suite experiences in finance, technology and innovation across multiple industries allow her to bring a unique view to support management teams in pursuit of growth.

She is a member of the Board of Directors at Union Pacific, MarshMcLennan, Bridge Investment Group, Compass Digital SPAC and privately-held cyber security company Deep Instinct.

Debby was the founder and CEO of Citi Ventures based in Silicon Valley, and Citi’s first Chief Innovation Officer from 2008-2016.  She joined Citi in 2003 as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A. She was Chief Operations & Technology Officer from 2003-2005 and later a senior advisor to Citi’s Investment Bank.

Prior to Citi she served as Chief Financial Officer at The Boeing Company and Lucent Technologies. She was General Auditor at General Motors, VP of Finance at GM Europe in Zurich, and formerly Corporate Controller at Unisys. She started her career at Ford.

Debby has served on the Boards of DuPont, Dendrite, Qlik Technologies and Virtusa. Fortune twice placed Debby in the top 10 most powerful women in business and was on the Institutional Investor’s Top 50 list every year from 2011 until her retirement. Debby holds honorary doctorate degrees from Westminster College and Walsh College and a B.A. in Accounting from Walsh College.

Debby has been a Director of St. John’s Health Foundation since January 2018.

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