Deborah Whelan

chief financial officer | principal

Deborah is responsible for all financial aspects of the firm, including oversight of payables, receivables, cash management, business insurance, contract compliance, project budgets and financial reporting. She is also responsible for oversight of employee benefits programs and payroll as well as the hiring and supervision of non-technical support staff. She has had more than 30 years of experience in several industries, including education, insurance, law and landscape architecture.

Deborah has been a member of Halvorson Design Partnership’s Board of Directors since 2000 and its Treasurer since 2010. She is a registered member of the American Society of Design Administrators and was Treasurer of the Boston Chapter from 1998 to 2011. She is a Massachusetts Notary Public. Deborah is also fluent in French.



Bachelor of Arts │ University of New Hampshire │ 1975



American Society of Design Administrators