This is one in a series of spotlights profiling members of the 2017 Grady Fellowship class, scheduled to be inducted during Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership on April 28, 2017. See “2017 Fellowship Class Announced” to view a complete list of Fellows.
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Suzy Deering is chief marketing officer of eBay North America. She is a 1992 Family and Consumer Sciences graduate with a degree in home economics and consumer journalism.
Deering has served Grady College over the years in numerous ways including hosting workshops for students through her former company, Moxie, hosting students at eBay this past winter during the Silicon Valley tour and serving on the Grady College Board of Trust. She also served as co-speaker at the fall 2014 convocation.
Deering has been chief marketing officer of eBay North America since 2015. In this role, she leverages her background in technology, media and brand to develop strategies and executes marketing activities that reach 162 million active eBay buyers. She is responsible for all areas of eBay North American marketing, including customer product marketing, loyalty and relationship marketing, buyer and seller marketing, and social media.
Prior to joining eBay, Suzy was CEO of Moxie, the largest digital advertising agency in the Southeast, where she led the development of their digital capabilities towards technology-enabled data solutions. Her experience also includes more than a decade with Verizon where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including Executive Director of Media, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive company recognition, sales, and revenues.
Deering was recognized by Advertising Age as part of their “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2007, and was instrumental in the foundation of the Drake House in Atlanta, Georgia, a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children.