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Deborah Griffin Schwartz

Director of Business Development

Georgia Restaurant Association

Direct Phone: (404) ***-****       

Georgia Restaurant Association

3520 PIEDMONT RD NE

ATLANTA, Georgia 30305

United States

Company Description

"The GRA is an essential resource for anyone wishing to open and operate a successful restaurant in the state of Georgia. It offers myriad and tangible benefits to anyone from a small independent operator to a large national chain. Our company's expansion ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Business Development Specialist
WSBTV.com

Chairwoman of the Sales and Marketing Council
Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Inc

Affiliations

Member of the Steering Committee
Atlanta Classical Academy

Member
Women's Commerce Club

Education



Ohio State University's School of Journalism

MN

Web References (127 Total References)


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Deborah is a proven consultative sales and business development leader successful at building trusting relationships, identifying clients' needs, developing solutions, following up to make sure she delivers on all promises. Deborah has increased revenues for world-class companies and organizations in the industries of food service, business advisory accounting, trade associations, meeting and events, broadcast sales, print, graphic design, social media, news & production for over 25 years.
Her focus has been in strategic business development; consultative relationship selling; building partnerships & alliances; and, helping and serving others.
Whether through her consulting business she founded in 2001, DSG & Associates, LLC or working directly for an organization, Deborah's clients say she has delivered significant value because she is a change-maker persistent in her follow-up, resourceful and creative, very caring about the people she works with, personally responsible and fully accountable, optimistic and resilient, and energized by challenges
Deborah joined Creative Approach in January 2015, a state of the art digital printing, wide format solutions, bulk mail fulfillment, graphic design, and social media marketing company. Based in Savannah, Creative Approach will open a second location in Atlanta Spring, 2015 and brought Deborah on as their VP of Strategic Business Development through her consulting company, DSG & Associates, LLC responsible for strategy, business development, sales, marketing & building partnerships and alliances.
Prior to that, Deborah has held positions as: Director of Business Development for WFF where she focused on retaining existing partnerships and generating new business resulting in revenue over $100K during her five-month assignment; Director of Sales & Marketing for Trusted CFO Solutions, an accounting advisory & solutions firm where she created and implemented a sales plan resulting in TCFOS gaining a prominent & distinguished multi-unit restaurant independent headquartered in Atlanta with units & brands throughout the country & clients they consult with who have become clients of TCFOS; Director of National Accounts for Atlanta Fixture & Sales Company, working with restaurant chains, key manufacturers, distributors, national and local sales team, generating a 20% increase in revenues with 42 clients.
For over six years she was the Vice President of Membership & Sponsorship Sales with the Georgia Restaurant Association leading business development & sales efforts doubling revenues during her tenure. Deborah's move to Atlanta resulted in her joining WSB-TV, the #1 television station in Atlanta & Southeast, as Business Development/Co-op/Vendor Specialist. At WSB-TV, she helped pioneer cooperative marketing campaigns generating over $4M in new business and non-traditional media revenue.
Deborah is an outstanding presenter and speaker. She has presented at the Atlanta Women's Network Mentoring Program, "The Power of Networking: How be a Consummate "Creative Connector", and has made guest appearances on numerous TV broadcasts, radio, and business leadership conferences. Some of her topics include: "Business Development & Relationship Selling"; "How to find and conduct your own Career Search"; and "Building your Personal & Professional Brand".
She was recipient of numerous media industry and professional achievement awards, including: Appreciation Award from the YWCA of Greater Atlanta for dedication & service as Board Member, 2003-2010; Women Looking Ahead Recipient, 100's list; Special Recognition Award, Atlanta Women's Network; Broadcast Sales Excellence Award; WSB-TV Distinguished Service Award; and Women in Communications Clarion Award.
Deborah is a passionate volunteer giving back to communities and industries she serves. She was past President of the Atlanta Women's Network and has served on the Boards of the Northside Hospital Foundation, YWCA of Greater Atlanta and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, Sales & Marketing Council. She is currently a member of the Atlanta Classical Academy Steering Committee, and an active member of OnBoard; Georgia Restaurant Association; Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jim.


In this role, Schwartz Griffin ...

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In this role, Schwartz Griffin will be responsible for business development and sales to generate new strategic relationships and revenue. She recently joined WFF and will be based in Atlanta, Ga.

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An industry expert with more than 25 years of experience, Schwartz Griffin has worked for a variety of companies in foodservice, accounting, and meetings and events, as well as for trade associations, television and radio, and news and production organizations.
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Most recently, Schwartz Griffin was director of sales and marketing for Trusted CFO Solutions, an accounting and solutions advisory firm for the professional services industry. At Trusted CFO Solutions, she partnered with seven new restaurant clients in the company's first six months and created their sales plan.
Schwartz Griffin has also served as director of national accounts for Atlanta Fixture & Sales Co., where her efforts led to a 20 percent increase in revenues. Prior to this role, she worked for more than six years as VP of membership and sponsorship sales with the Georgia Restaurant Association. Earlier in her career, she helped generate more than $4 million in new business and nontraditional media revenue at WSB-TV as a business development/co-op/vendor specialist.
In addition to her professional background, she has given back to her community as President of the Atlanta Women's Network, and by serving on the boards of the Northside Hospital Foundation, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association's Sales & Marketing Council.


After six years with the GRA, ...

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After six years with the GRA, Deborah Schwartz Griffin is moving on to pursue other opportunities. As Director of Business Development, Deborah oversaw a range of responsibilities, including membership and sponsorship recruitment.

Deborah has played a key part in growing the association. We are grateful for her many contributions to the organization and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.


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Deborah Schwartz Griffin Joins Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company | Read more Georgia Restaurant Association - News

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Deborah Schwartz Griffin Joins Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company
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Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company Inc., a leader in the Design of Commercial Kitchens, along with an extensive stock of equipment and supplies, is proud to announce the addition of Deborah Schwartz Griffin to our team. Deborah will hold the title of Director of National Accounts. She will be helping us grow our local and regional business within the hospitality market. Deborah brings years of proven success in business development; most recently with the Georgia Restaurant Association as Director of Business Development. It is here that Deborah’s value came through by driving revenue for the organization, building and positioning the GRA mission, vision, cornerstones, and capabilities throughout Georgia to perspective new and current restaurateurs, suppliers and partners. Deborah has sat on numerous community leadership boards and has received several recognition awards for her distinguished service. We are excited to have Deborah as part of the Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company Team. Add comment


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Deborah Schwartz Griffin Joins Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company

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Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company Inc., a leader in the Design of Commercial Kitchens, along with an extensive stock of equipment and supplies, is proud to announce the addition of Deborah Schwartz Griffin to our team. Deborah will hold the title of Director of National Accounts. She will be helping us grow our local and regional business within the hospitality market. Deborah brings years of proven success in business development; most recently with the Georgia Restaurant Association as Director of Business Development. It is here that Deborah’s value came through by driving revenue for the organization, building and positioning the GRA mission, vision, cornerstones, and capabilities throughout Georgia to perspective new and current restaurateurs, suppliers and partners. Deborah has sat on numerous community leadership boards and has received several recognition awards for her distinguished service. We are excited to have Deborah as part of the Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company Team. Read more • Add comment

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