Born in Arizona and raised in Michigan, Deborah Lanham worked in metro Detroit before relocating to the Alpharetta area 22 years ago. She has decades of business, volunteer, and community experience in Metro Atlanta; she currently sits on the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) North Metro Advisory Board; and she has served on the Tech Alpharetta Board of Directors, United Way of Greater Atlanta North Fulton Advisory Board, and North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative.
Lanham served as a top executive with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) for nearly eight years—the last four as Vice President of Business Development. During her successful tenure at GNFCC, she promoted diversity and inclusion in all levels of the organization while also achieving record-breaking growth in individual, business, and corporate memberships. She also helped expand business-focused programs and services in the areas of technology, women in business, and young business professionals.
After leaving GNFCC in 2018, Lanham launched Sufficient Imagination, LLC, a successful business development consultancy that assisted a number of start-up and established companies in launching, expanding, and growing new revenue opportunities.