Debbie Friez is a guest on Conversations in Public Relations.
Debbie Friez is Vice President, Major Accounts for BurrellesLuce, the largest media monitoring company in the world. She handles public relations and manages the relationships with the company’s largest accounts. Immediately prior to becoming a Vice President, Friez was an account executive in Washington, DC, and before that held a similar position with the company’s Minnesota Clipping Service.
Previously, Friez was a senior account director for West Glen Communications, a broadcast PR services company. While at West Glen Communications, she was a frequent contributor to the DC Communicator newsletter. She is currently on the advisory board for the Capitol Communicator.
Debbie is the Vice President of Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) and serves as the co-chair for the Professional Development Committee of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She is also active with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Association of Women in Communications. She is currently on the board of AWC-DC. She has been WWPR Marketing and Communications Co-Chair for the past 2 ½ years.
Friez graduated cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a major in Journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting and a major in political science. While at UND, she interned at KTHI-TV, an NBC affiliate, KFJM, a NPR affiliate, in addition to producing, reporting and writing for “Studio 1”, an award winning student produced television talk show.