Deborah Bateman

Deborah Bateman
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Alumni Achievement
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Current Job Title: 
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Arizona
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Deborah Bateman is a 1971 MCC graduate who went from bank teller to vice president and now Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Arizona. She is a published author and operates her own mentoring business, and is a frequent featured speaker at seminars, meetings and conferences across the country. She is also heavily involved in community volunteerism, and has been honored by the Girl Scouts of America, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the YWCA. She has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine, and Women Who Move the Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine, among others.

Deborah Bateman is also a staunch proponent of MCC and the value of a community college degree. She embodies what she coaches others in her management consulting and mentoring business: know yourself and your purpose, and be who you really and truly are, not what someone else wants you to be. She has taken that attitude and her AA and scaled the heights of her own successful career.

Deborah also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and Darden’s Leadership Development Program at the University of Virginia. She is a member of Charter 100, Women President’s Organization, Central Phoenix Women, ASU’s Women and Philanthropy, and Arizona 5 Arts Council. She is the co-author of Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear and Crisis.