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Debbie Beers

Debbie Beers is the Global Director, Healthcare and Professional Market Research/Analytics at Kimberly- Clark. Debbie has responsibility for utilizing key findings and insight from Market Research and Business Intelligence to drive Furniture Brands International (FBI) Brand Portfolio Strategy and Consumer-Based Product and Design Innovation. She leads the New Product Development Process and the development of Market Research and Business Intelligence capabilities for FBI. She has over 20 years of market research and business intelligence experience with a number of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Furniture Brands International, she was Director of Market Intelligence at Michelin leading the primary consumer market research, business intelligence, and forecasting disciplines for North America. In addition, she was a Director of Market Research at U S WEST (now Qwest Communications) in Phoenix, Arizona and a Global Market Research Manager for the Diagnostics Division of Abbott Laboratories in Illinois. Debbie has an undergraduate degree in marketing and a Masters of Business Administrative Sciences (with an emphasis on statistics and market research) from Iowa State University.

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