New York, New York, USA // Deborah Curtis is Vice President of Global Experiential Marketing and Partnerships at American Express. She leads the company’s strategic partnerships, platforms and experiences across sports, entertainment, and culture. Curtis is responsible for leading partnerships with Live Nation Entertainment, AEG, Coachella, The Bowery Presents, the National Basketball Association (NBA), United States Tennis Association, AELTC (Wimbledon), United States Golf Association, Fanatics, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, among others. Through her impactful music programs, Curtis has been recognized for many years by Billboard, on their Top Women in Music, Branding Power Players, and Power 100 Lists. She was also recently named one of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School Advisory Board Members as well a 50 Forward Alumni in Communications. Curtis has also made appearances on Variety’s Power Women of New York List, Sports Business Journal Brand Power Players, and was recently named as one of the 2018 Working Mothers of the Year by She Runs It.
Curtis is an accomplished brand management and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in lifestyle marketing for some of the world’s most respected brands. Curtis holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University, and a bachelor of science in advertising from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.