Deborah H. Long, Principal
Ms. Long is Executive Vice President of Development Management Group, Inc. and is responsible for corporate marketing and project management.
In addition to her duties as Director of Marketing, she has served as project manager for a wide range of resort and residential real estate projects including: 4-star hotel renovations; the design and manufacture of custom-made hotel staff uniforms; the concept, design, construction and installation of restaurants in The Bahamas; the concept, design and installation of a resort botanical garden in Hawaii; and the renovation and disposition of numerous individual residential projects.
Prior to joining Development Management Group, Ms. Long served as Director of Marketing for the Hilton Head Company, the largest real estate development company on Hilton Head Island, SC. She was responsible for managing both corporate marketing and the marketing of individual resort and real estate projects developed and owned by the company.
She also founded and served as president of the Hilton Head Island Conservatory and Center for the Arts, a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing scientific, educational and cultural programming to the community. She obtained a grant from the Ford Foundation in support of this effort.
Ms. Long joined DMG in 1990 as Director of Corporate Marketing and Project Management. In 1994, and as part of her marketing duties for DMG, she founded The Golden Apple Fund, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting charitable endeavors in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
As President of The Golden Apple Fund, Ms. Long conceived and founded La Buena Vida Food, Wine & Art Festival. The proceeds from this event are donated annually to three local charities that are dedicated to assisting at-risk women and children. Over the years, the Festival has raised millions of dollars and remains one of Puerto Rico’s top annual charitable fundraising events. Included in her role supporting DMG’s community development efforts, Ms. Long also designed, wrote and produced a community cookbook, the proceeds from which endowed a scholarship fund for the kindergarten through 12th grade private school built in cooperation with the Palmas Del Mar community.