Deborah Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader. Deb is president of DR Communications Group, a marketing and advertising firm that helps small business and non-profits with branding, media buying, and marketing communications. She is the host and creator of the award-winning radio show, AMAZING WOMEN, which celebrates the work of women in Rhode Island who make a difference whether in business, healthcare, politics, or the arts. The radio show has won the Metcalf Award for Diversity and the Associated Press Award for “Best Public Affairs Show”.
Deb is a graduate of Boston College, founding member of the Women’s Fund of RI, and past president of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She was a member of the adjunct faculty at Emerson College and Providence College teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.
She serves as the State Representative, District 74—Jamestown/Middletown. She is a Deputy Majority Leader, chairwoman of the Small Business House Committee, serves on House Finance and chairs Finance Sub-Committee on Environment & Transportation.