Testimonials

I had the pleasure of working with Deborah for several months while she stepped in during a high volume period. Deborah jumped up with limited ramp-in and quickly began to make a difference. Deborah skillfully got things in order, built confidence among colleagues as well as the client, and did it all while maintaining a pleasant demeanor. Deborah has the unique ability to understand the big picture and is equally as masterful at staying on top of the details. I would welcome an opportunity to work with Deborah again.

– Sheera Eby, EVP, Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing Strategy and CRM at Jacobs & Clevenger


Golden Square conducted a branding assessment, led us through brand development, developed a new corporate identity for Ardmore (logo, corporate stationary suite, holiday card et al), developed and launched a new website, and supported us in developing a strategy for specific markets. They led us through the steps on several projects and were responsive, committed, and interested in our goals.  We are thrilled with our new website as it emphasizes the regional sectors of our company and the collaborative, leadership philosophy of our firm and team.  We recommend Golden Square to others who want to clearly define their brand and their marketing initiatives.

-Julie Hodgson, Business Development at Ardmore


I have worked closely with Deborah in various capacities since I first joined the Construction Writers Association in 2005. As the organization’s executive director, Deborah assisted me when I served as a committee member, guided me when I served as a committee chair, and supported my direction on the executive committee and as president. Ultimately, she has helped me become a better leader by generously sharing her skills and knowledge, from association management to public relations to leadership. I will consider Deborah a trusted colleague and friend for many years to come.

– Marc Ramsey, Director of Communications at the American Subcontractors Association


Deborah and I have worked together for several years in multiple capacities, and she proves again and again to be a thoughtful and well-organized professional. As the executive director of the Construction Writers Association, Deborah helps right-size the organization’s financial goals, focuses its membership needs and drives positive change management. As a public relations consultant, Deborah helps ENR find and report important construction news and stay in touch with quality sources in the space.
– Tudor Van Hampton, Deputy Editor at Engineering News-Record (ENR)


Deborah guided our firm in the establishment and broadening of our visibility within our market sector. Without her assistance and leadership, it wouldn’t have been done.
– William Heun, Partner at Matthei & Colin Associates


Deborah has been a great resource for O’Shea Builders. As we ramp up our business development and marketing efforts, she has provided timely and relevant information. More importantly she has been able to understand our company, our goals and provided valuable strategic advice along with detailed action plans. She is very professional and diligent in her work. Deborah is a pleasure to work with.
– Tom Fitch, VP Business Development at Harold O’Shea Builders


I have never worked with or even met anyone who combines hard work, ethics, integrity, vision and efficiency the way that Deborah does every single day.
– Michael Anderson, Editor at BNP Media


Deborah has been an integral part of the Architectural, Engineering and Contracting community in Chicago for numerous years. She has served as a leader, advisor and mentor to many within our industry. Her professionalism and sensible demeanor are evident upon meeting her. A talented and respected marketing professional that I have had the pleasure of working with!
– Tracy Mathieu, Director of Corporate Marketing at Haselden Construction


Deborah was integral in leading the mentoring program for the SMPS Chicago Chapter. I worked closely with Deborah on this program. I found Deborah to be highly organized, well spoken, knowledgeable and truly engaged throughout the program. She is always professional and a pleasure to work with.
– Leann Dockins, Project Development at KJWW Engineering Consultants


I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Deborah on many education initiatives for the Chicago Health Executives Forum and it is an honor and privilege to recommend her. Deborah takes an innovative approach to designing compelling education programs for health care executives. She is a natural leader and mentor who you can truly depend on.
– Kate Liebelt, Manager at Deloitte; Past President at Chicago Health Executives Forum; Based in Chicago and New York City

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