Senior Director of Global Government Relations, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Deb Fiddelke is Senior Director – Global Government Relations for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. From the company’s headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, she is responsible for directing the company's public policy positions by leading government relations for the international consumer products company. She sets the strategies and manages the team handling international, federal, state, and local government relations.
Deb brings more than 20 years of government relations, professional communication, and public relations experience to her current role. Most recently, she was Senior Director – External Affairs, Latin America, serving as the regional counsel resource for public affairs, internal communication, corporate reputation, and government relations for Latin America. Prior to that, she was head of Global Public Affairs and Communication, where she played a key leadership role in external corporate reputation initiatives.
Prior to joining SC Johnson in 2013, Deb served as Executive Vice President and Practice Head of Public Affairs with Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm. While with Edelman, she served as part-time staff on the Chicago organizing committee for the 2012 NATO Summit. Prior to Edelman, she Deb worked on Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.
Deb spent 15 years in Washington, D.C., serving at the White House in the Office of Legislative Affairs, where she was responsible for working with members of the U.S. Senate and was the primary liaison to several committees including the Senate Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Intelligence, Energy and Environment and Public Works Committees. She also worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She is a veteran of Capitol Hill and political campaigns. Deb served as the Communications Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, and served on the staff of other members of Congress. She also worked on three successful House and Senate races.
She received her master’s degree in political management from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and has a bachelor of arts in political science and a bachelor of journalism, both from the University of Nebraska.