Deborah Re brings more than 20 years of management, entrepreneurial and organizational development experience to Big Sister, as their chief executive officer. Re joins the organization from City Year Boston where she served as executive director. Prior to her management of City Year, Re was president and founder of Bridges to Business, a company that specialized in training and placing young adults with non-traditional backgrounds in the workforce. In addition, she has 16 years of experience in the private sector as vice president of Administration for Keyport Life Insurance Company. As testament to her commitment to the community, Re received the 2001 LeadBoston Community Award and the Heroes Among Us award from the Boston Celtics. In addition, New England Minority Enterprise Development recognized her for helping companies develop a more inclusive workforce in the Greater Boston area. Re serves on the board of the Mass Mentoring Partnership and sits on the Advisory Board for the West End House Boys and Girls Club. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.