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Deborah I. Forsten

3933 E Hwy 260, #179. | Payson, AZ 85541

561//707-2177 phone •  deb.forsten@gmail.com email

Additional information can be found at www.zenithassociates.com


Personal Profile

Deb has been involved in web development and management for over 15 years, through marketing, communications and technology consulting.  She is an accomplished continuing educator, working with adults - teaching technology applications for over 15 years at a corporate and college level.  She has worked extensively in both the PC and Macintosh environments since the late 1980's.  In 1998, she established Zenith Associates, a marketing and technology consulting company to focus on assisting clients with "de-mystifying" technology for practical application and developing the promotional and educational tools needed to meet their goals and expectations.  She specializes in small business, non-profit organizations and associations.  She has published over 40 articles in books, magazines and newspapers and presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to computer technologies.  In addition, she is the founder of the Social Media Roundup, a local social media groups, and hosting monthly sessions to assist small business professionals in learning how to integrate social media into their traditional mix.  


Most recently, she was hired as a co-general manager, part of a husband/wife team to launch a 6 million dollar new storage facility in Arvada, Colorado for private owners who contracted Universal Storage Group to manage and market the new property.  This was a two person team operation and we were responsible for not only managing all aspects of the daily sales / leasing and property maintenance & management but also for developing and executing a marketing strategy & plan for the facility while establishing a new brand in the Denver, Colorado area market  with a limited marketing budget.  


Through an aggressive networking, word of mouth, paid referral program, and a billboard campaign, we achieved over 60% occupancy after the first 2 years and brought the facility revenues in at 146% of projection in the first year.


From 1998-2000, she was a software trainer for Gateway Computer Country Store in West Palm Beach and was an adjunct faculty member at Palm Beach State College in the Corporate and Continuing Education department from 2000 through 2013.


On a professional note, she has served on the National Association for Women in Communications(AWC) Board of Directors and is a board advisor for the Matrix Foundation. She was an active member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and served as the Vice President of the South Florida Chapter of National Association for Women in Communications(AWC).


Related Skills

Marketing - Business Development & Strategic Planning Event Development | Promotional Packaging, Sales and Sponsorship | Property Management

Communications - Information Management | Publication Development Print-Magazine-Newspaper | Web Development - Joomla - Wordpress - HTML/CSS | Electronic  Presentation | Customized Photoshop | Video production.

Training - Computer technologies - Business & Web Software, integrative management techniques