District Foundation Chair Bio
Rotary Club of Kingston
District 6780 Governor, 2017 – 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute Chair, 2018 – 2020
District Rotary Foundation Chair, 2020 – 2023
Deborah is member of the Rotary Club of Kingston, Tennessee where she has served as President, Public Relations Chair, Youth Services Chair, Interact Club sponsor, and 4-Way Test Speech Contest Coordinator. A graduate of the District 6780 Rotary Leadership Institute and the District Leadership Academy, Deborah served as District Trainer and General Chair for Leadership Development and Education from 2013 - 2015. She also serves as a district strategic planning facilitator and a member of the District 6780 Scholarship Committee and is a past member of International Service Committee. Deborah was district governor in 2017-2018, served as Rotary Leadership Institute Chair from 2018-2020, and is currently District Rotary Foundation chair.
Other Rotary activities include serving as a Mid-South PETS trainer; session coordinator and recorder at various Zone Institutes; and trainer for District Governor-elects, District Governors, and their Partners at several Zone Institutes. A graduate of the inaugural Zones 30-31 Emerging Leaders Seminar in 2013, Deborah and her husband, Bobby, will co-chair arrangements for the 2021 Chattanooga Zone Institute and will also serve as Training Leaders for the 2021 International Assembly at which all the District Governors-elect in the world come together to learn more about their roles.
In Roane County, Deborah chaired the Michael Dunn Center Foundation Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Roane County and chaired its Board of Directors in 2016 - 2017. Deborah is also a graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership, has served as Community Outreach Chair for the Roane County United Way, President of Continuing Kingston, and a member of the Roane County Foster Care Review Board.
Deborah is an adjunct faculty member for the College of Education at Tennessee Technological University, a position she has held since retiring from the Roane County School System in 2005. While working for the Roane County School System she was a Special Education Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal and was selected Tennessee Elementary School Principal of the Year in 2004.
She is married to Bobby Davis, 2010-2011 District 6780 Governor, and together they enjoy Rotary, traveling, their pets, and family time. Deborah is a Paul Harris Society member and she and her husband are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and Bequest Society members.