Deborah Gitelson Krauth

Vice President of Production

As Vice President of Production, Deborah leads her team in overseeing all facets of event productions for our nonprofit, corporate and government clients alike.

Deborah brings to her role more than 19 years of event management and production expertise. She has produced numerous galas, dinners, groundbreakings, memorial unveilings, congressional receptions, large scale entertainment productions, conferences, concerts, fashion shows and marathon walks.

Deborah’s extensive experience includes event conceptualization, site selection, contract negotiations, décor and staging designs, program flow development, entertainment selection, catering requirements, speaker and panel presentation coordination, managing A/V and technical requirements and video production, vendor management and budgeting.

Deborah has worked with performers such as Mark Anthony, James Brown, Robin Thicke, The Blues Brothers, Annie Lennox, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Julian Lennon among others. She has also worked with speakers including former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush; vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden; former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush; secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, and Clinton; actors Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Goldie Hawn and Ashley Judd, to name a few.

A singular achievement for Deborah was her work for The Air Force Memorial Dedication Weekend, five very different events held over three days, one of which included over 40,000 attendees, a major aircraft exhibition and a celebrity concert staged in the Pentagon’s south parking lot. Dignitaries included President George W. Bush, the Secretary of Defense and other senior officials; also present were a number of our nation’s most distinguished veterans and celebrities.

Deborah serves on the Greater Washington, DC Board of the International Special Events Society as the VP of Programs and Education.  She is also the In-Kind Chair for the American Heart Association’s Heart’s Delight events, is a member of the Advisory Board of Washington Women & Wine, and a member of SKAL International Washington. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Deborah is a native Washingtonian. She can be reached at deborah@webstergroupinc.com.