Debbie graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and gained expertise in construction accounting as an Audit Supervisor for LaPorte, Sehrt, Romig & Hand. She became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1986. In 1991, Debbie joined DonahueFavret as Accounting Manager and was soon named Corporate Treasurer. She holds memberships in AICPA, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Management Association. Debbie has been an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church for more than 20 years, during which she served on both the school and church Finance Committees.