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Debra A. Cervenka

Nature United Board Member

Canada

  • Occupation

    Retired, Executive Vice President, Phillips Plastics Corporation

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  • Board Term

    current

Biography

Debra A. Cervenka was part of Phillips Plastics Corporation for 34 years serving as Executive Vice President, as well as an officer on the Phillips Plastics Board of Directors until the Cervenkas sold the company in December of 2010. Debbie was responsible for Marketing, Sales and People Services.

Debbie grew up in Wisconsin with a deep love of nature and has always had a special connection with the Great Lakes, in particular, Lake Superior.

She has dedicated the past 16 years to non-profit work, currently serving as a Trustee on Boards for: The North American Cabinet of The Nature Conservancy; the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, co-leading their upcoming campaign; The Nature Conservancy – Canada Board; the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Board Of Visitors, and Campaign Co-Chair; Ecumen serving as Vice-Chair; The University of Wisconsin Women’s Philanthropy Council; The Ice Age Trail Alliance; The University of Wisconsin – Stout Advisory Group and Campaign Co-Chair; Life House.

In 2014 Debbie was recognized with the Oak Leaf Award, the Nature Conservancy’s highest volunteer honor. Debbie was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in journalism and communications. 

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