She’s in the Room BONUS Interview with Debbie Teter
We chat with Debbie Teter about her role as a National Marketing Director in the spray booth industry and the mentoring advice she gives to other women in male-dominated industries. And, we follow-up with a discussion of our March book club pick “Grace and Grit” by Lilly Ledbetter, and a look at our Maximum Jane Hero, Leilani Munter.
Maximum Jane Hero: Leilani Munter
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Debbie Teter Bio:
Debbie Teter is the Marketing Director and National Account Manager for Garmat USA. Having started in 2010, she considers herself a relative newbie in the industry. She knew she was “home” the day she interviewed for the job, and her love of the industry grew as she met more customers, interacting with not only shop owners, but industry partners. Every facet of the industry is focused on the customer, and the idea of family seems to permeate throughout. Debbie is on the board of the National Auto Body Council, a not-for-profit organiz
ation committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated collision industry professionals, while ensuring the industry is recognized as essential in serving the community.
At home, Debbie is highly involved in community programs, and was Board Chair for the South Westminster Arts Group from 2009-2015 This group brought art experiences and education to the low income communities in Westminster, Co. Under her tenure she helped secure funding and brought to life programs that included sculpture in the park, community festivals and free art education for children. Debbie is also part of the Heart of Westminster, a citizen’s group protecting the rights of homeowners in her neighborhood. The groups acts as a catalyst to city government to ensure the under-served in the neighborhoods of South Westminster have a voice in local government decisions. In addition, Debbie was also instrumental in the creation of the newly formed Inclusivity Board in Westminster, having served on the Inclusivity Task Force.
Debbie and her husband spend their free time working on their house, which they affectionately call the money pit. It is an 1885 Victorian Shingle Home located in Westminster Colorado.