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Debra Cochran

Debra Cochran

Events Specialist




Debra manages the scheduling, coordination and execution of all MEP public workshops and events.


Debra has over 5 years of experience in the area of marketing and public relations. Prior to her coming to Purdue she served as the Senior Marketing Specialist for an International non-profit organization. Her time there gave her experience in marketing, planning, and executing public appearances for the face of the organization. She also provided marketing support and represented the organization to stakeholders at regional and national outreach conferences and development events. Debra also collaborated with a talented team to design, write and oversee the creation of cutting-edge marketing materials.

She is a proud member of the Purdue Alumni Association, American Marketing Association, and the International Special Events Society.

Debra is a graduate of Purdue University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 2007.

Skills & Expertise:

  • Event Planning & Coordination
  • Collateral Creation
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research
  • Social Media


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