Regional Engagement Officer
Deborah Campbell serves as a regional engagement officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, she is responsible for enhancing the Twelfth District’s business presence in Southern Nevada with a primary focus on developing and maintaining relationships with business owners, bankers, and industry leaders. Ultimately, she listens and learns from businesses to help the San Francisco Federal Reserve get a complete picture of real-time economic conditions.
Deborah brings her extensive Nevada relationships to the Federal Reserve, bridging three former careers as a television journalist, nonprofit executive, and small business owner. She has called southern Nevada home since 1981, working first as a journalist for the local ABC news affiliate before moving on to the Fox affiliate where she launched and hosted a morning show called ‘AM Southern Nevada.’ Her early career opened doors to nonprofit leadership roles at United Way of Southern Nevada and the St. Rose Health Foundation, which further fueled her passion for volunteerism.
Deborah has served on several boards and advisory committees including the Vegas Chamber Executive Women’s Council, the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV, and the Virgin River Coalition. An alumna of the Leadership Las Vegas program, she has helped launch leadership development programs and nonprofits such as the Three Square Food Bank and Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation.
Deborah’s life journey is rich in diversity of places, spaces, and experiences; she was born in Panama of Panamanian parents; she is the proud daughter of one of the first Black air traffic controllers in the United States Air Force; and she is the first in her family to graduate college. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Oregon State University and studied creative problem solving and modern instructional technologies as a graduate student at California State University Chico.
For balance, Deborah enjoys long walks and short hikes, desert sunsets, hummingbirds, all things jazz, and time with her daughter Rachel who was born and raised in Las Vegas and currently serves as the Interim Deputy Director at the Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic.