Debra Y. Carrington
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Debra Y. Carrington has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TurnerPatterson, LLC since co-founding the company in May 2002.
Under her leadership, TurnerPatterson has become a leader in the development, production, promotion and distribution of multicultural entertainment and consumer products.
Prior to co-founding TurnerPatterson in 2002, Ms. Carrington was a founding partner in a sports marketing company with Olympic Medalists, the late Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner, and Al Joyner. She was also a senior manager with Century Cable Communications where she ran six advertising sales offices in Southern California. During Ms. Carrington's tenure, she was principally responsible for expanding Century Cable's international sales business.
Prior to Century Cable, Ms. Carrington was a Divisional Merchandise Manager with NikeTown, a division of Nike, where she oversaw sales and inventory management of Apparel, Accessories and Posters. In addition, Ms. Carrington was integral in launching the retail stores division as well as introducing the "Big and Tall" category to Nike Retail.
Ms. Carrington joined Citibank F.S.B in Chicago where she managed retail sale. While at Citibank, Ms. Carrington worked to develop and launching the pilot program for investment services in the bank's retail branches as well as Citibank's innovative photo credit card program which combined has since become a multibillion dollar business.
Ms. Carrington has also served in various store management and merchant roles with Carson Pirie Scott including furniture and junior apparel buyer for over 30 stores throughout the midwest.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Kanye West Foundation and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program. Debra has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications from Purdue University.