Debra Fine has been CEO of both private and public companies in the educational media, technology and consumer products sectors. She has created marketing strategy for some of the world’s best known brands such as Disney Interactive, Kraft, Quaker and several Entertainment Companies.
Debra Fine is currently CEO and Executive Director of “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles. IHADLA has been sponsoring students, “Dreamers,” throughout Los Angeles since 1987. The Foundation sponsors an entire grade at an inner-city, Title 1 elementary school, and stays with those students for over ten years, providing after-school and summer programs, academic and cultural enrichment, counseling services, arts instruction, mentors and tutors. Upon high school graduation, IHADLA then provides each Dreamer a last-dollar scholarship for college or career training.
Debra Fine is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Committee for Economic Development (CED) based in Washington D.C. She is on the subcommittees for Sustainable Capitalism and Education in the United States. This organization is a think tank and policy review entity.
Debra Fine was a delegate representing the 33rd California District for the 2016 presidential primary.
Debra Fine currently serves on the board of The Maple Counseling Center. TMCC provides low cost mental health care to those in need in Los Angeles.
She is a Member of Young President’s Organization and is a moderator for WIN (Women’s International Network); Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg’s women on boards movement) Director; Education Chair for Disadvantaged Kids and Regional Chair for the Musicians Network.
Debra was awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Children’s Educational products space. She was also named one of the top 50 most influential women in entertainment for her for her role as CEO of Cloud9 Interactive, as one of the few women in technology. Fine has had over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, capital raising, marketing, operations and business development/strategic alliances
On June7, 2013, Debra Fine survived a mass shooting in Santa Monica, California. She is a nominee for the Carnegie Medal of Honor for saving the lives of others by putting herself between the shooter and two community members. Debra was shot four times.
Ms. Fine founded the Fineline Foundation to promote community safety, advocate for proactive mental health treatment and help victims of violent crimes. She speaks at Corporations, Chambers of Commerce, Colleges, Empowerment Seminars and Conferences. Debra Fine has appeared on CNN with Piers Morgan, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, HuffPostLive, Business Rock Stars and other TV outlets. She has been featured and quoted in The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Santa Monica Mirror and other leading publications. She was recently a featured speaker at Digital Hollywood, as well as the Movie Picture and Television Fund conference for women.