VP of Business Recruitment & General Counsel
Deborah Price is a dedicated public servant who has spent her legal career serving the people of Missouri. In her current role as Vice President of Business Recruitment & General Counsel for Missouri Partnership, Deborah works with company executives and consultants across several industry sectors, including agtech and health innovation, on multi-million dollar business investment projects to bring jobs to the state. Deborah is also responsible for negotiating contracts and non-disclosure agreements, and for advising the CEO on overall risk management and legal compliance matters.
Before joining Missouri Partnership, Deborah served as the Director of Boards & Commissions in the Office of Missouri Governor. In this role, Deborah developed and managed a process to recruit, vet and appoint thousands of individuals, ensured compliance with hundreds of statutes and handled the Senate confirmation process. She also interviewed and recommended individuals to the Governor for county elected-office vacancies. Prior to that, Deborah served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri where she was lead attorney on both civil and criminal consumer fraud litigation alleging violations of Missouri’s Unfair Merchandising Practices Law. Deborah’s efforts resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution for victims as well as court orders enjoining fraudulent and unfair business practices. Before working in the Consumer Protection Division, Deborah was assigned to the Child Support Unit where she represented the Missouri Department of Social Services on hundreds of court cases. Deborah also had the privilege of serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law where she taught Civil Practice for three semesters.
In 2015, Deborah was appointed as a Regent on the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents and currently serves in that capacity. Deborah is also a member of the Jewish Community Relations Council and was recently honored by the organization as “Emerging Leader.” In 2015 Deborah was nominated and named as a Fellow as part of the Frank Family Institute’s Young Leadership Program. Deborah is a 2011 recipient of the Missouri Lawyer’s Media’s Women’s Justice Award in the category of Public Service Practitioner. In April 2016, Deborah married Dr. Joel Jennings.
You can connect with Deborah at 314.932.3974 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.