Speaker Profile

Debra Erickson
Director, Marketing / San Diego Zoo Global

Debra M. Erickson serves as director of marketing, communications and interpretation for the San Diego Zoo Global and president of the International Zoo Educators Association. Ms. Erickson has been in the conservation, interpretation, marketing, communications and education fields for over 25 years, and she has worked for the San Diego Zoo; the San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Atlantis, Paradise Island; Atlantis, The Palm; SeaWorld San Diego; SeaWorld Orlando; Busch Entertainment Corporation; S.E.A. Aquarium; and Dolphin Island. Debra’s previous positions include executive director and conservation director of Orangutan Foundation International, director of marketing and director of communications for Zilog, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, and director of international and environmental communications for Anheuser-Busch Companies.