Executive Bios

Deborah Gibbins

Date Joined Mary Kay:
September 9, 2013

As Chief Operating Officer, Deborah Gibbins has broad responsibility for Mary Kay’s product strategy, research and development, supply chain, financial operations, and information technology. Deborah is part of executive committees responsible for, IT security, sustainability, enterprise risk management and facilities planning. Deborah joined Mary Kay as Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

Deborah is a strategic leader who optimizes and aligns company business and sustainability goals with operational efficiencies and change management through organizational transformation across the company’s more than 35 markets around the world. 

Before coming to Mary Kay, Deborah held senior leadership roles within the finance function of PepsiCo’s Frito Lay North America division, such as Senior Vice President, Revenue Management, and Senior Vice President, Controller. Before her PepsiCo career, Deborah was a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in Dallas.

Deborah is a regular on the speakers’ circuit with thought leadership contributions at various global high-level events focusing on women’s empowerment and equality. She was also instrumental in launching the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) powered by Mary Kay, which is a multi-stakeholder partnership with 6 United Nations agencies (ILO, ITC, ITU, UNDP, UNGC, UN Women) with a goal of empowering 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2030 and a mission to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating an enabling ecosystem for women entrepreneurs around the world.

Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Deborah and her husband Robb reside in Dallas and have two sons.

Affiliations, Activities & Recognition

  • Member – Dallas Chapter of International Women’s Forum, Present
  • Board Member – SMU Texas-Mexico Institute, Present
  • Member – Cox Executive Board, Present
  • Member – Dallas Assembly, Present
  • Member – National Association of Corporate Directors, Present
  • Board of Directors, Personal Care Products Council, Present
  • Board of Directors – Bush Brothers & Company, Present
  • Named the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business “Distinguished Alumnus,” 2014


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