Deborah Markley is Managing Director and Director of Measurement, Research, Policy solution area. Deb provides strategic oversight and management of the Center, which includes working with the Center's board of directors and acting as liason to the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). In addition, she guides the Center's measurement and research agendas, including development and implementation of tools for measuring success and practice-driven research as well as evaluation of model entrepreneurship development systems and initiatives in rural places. She collaborates with colleagues across the Center to capture and communicate the impact of the Center's work. Deb brings more than 30 years of experience in field-based research in rural economic development to the Center. She co-founded the Center with Don Macke in 2001.
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