Debra Guilford Richmond


Richmond Advisory is led by noted Texas public affairs and fundraising leader Debra Guilford Richmond, PMP, to better serve the needs of organizations and individuals seeking effective representation in Texas and Washington, D.C.

A Houston native, Debra began her career in Washington, D.C. and spent several years as political fundraiser with a focus on PAC and high-dollar individual giving. Past leadership positions include Finance Director roles at prominent national and state committees. Through these high-exposure opportunities Debra honed the skills needed to successfully transition to a career in government and public affairs at the state level in Austin.

While working at the Texas Department of Transportation, Debra successfully managed several major projects, built coalitions, and represented the agency at all levels of government. Debra’s exceptional drive resulted in improved business process efficiencies, cost-savings, and over $130 million in competitive federal discretionary grant funds being awarded to TxDOT.

Seeing a gap in consulting services currently provided, Debra formed Richmond Advisory to represent a variety of interests and leverage her unique network of donors, community leaders, and elected officials on both sides of the political aisle.

Debra is passionate about strategic planning, customer service, and community involvement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baylor University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Debra resides in Austin with her family.

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