Debbie grew up in Chadds Ford, PA she moved to Spartanburg, SC in 1985 with a BS and a MS degree. She has 25 years of corporate experience working with Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, SC, one of the largest privately held corporations in the world. Debbie’s drive took her to becoming the first female Plant Manager at Milliken, Director of the Customer Center and Senior Buyer in Global Purchasing. These opportunities groomed her for a second career as a licensed Life and Health agent since 2010.
In April 2016, she joined Drexel & Associates to open an office in the upstate to offer level self-funded insurance as an alternative to traditional insurance to clients in the Upstate. Debbie is avid networker and president of the Upstate Professional Network Connections group.
Debbie is married to John C. Powell Owner/Broker All-Star Realty Associates in Spartanburg, SC since 1998. She has 2 grown children. In the evenings, Debbie coaches gymnastics at Sparkle City Gymnastics. Debbie and her husband are passionate Carolina Panther fans.