Deborah A. Sykes, DBA serves as the Trainer for Digital Services Georgia with primary responsibilities working in partnership with the DSGa team to deliver industry standard training to state agencies via diverse learning modalities and supporting state agencies to ensure Georgia’s websites follow best content practices offered by the state’s enterprise digital platform.

Her area of expertise includes developing and managing onboarding and sustainment training programs, providing training/coaching through a variety of modalities to all members of the organization, assessing training effectiveness and content development.

Dr. Sykes obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration in Leadership and Organizational Behaviors from Argosy University, a Master’s of Science in International Management from Troy University and a Bachelor of Business in Management Information Systems from Columbus State University. She served as Adjunct Professor for Strayer University and University of Phoenix, where she taught a series of undergraduate and graduate level courses for the School of Business.

Get to Know Deborah

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?

Being the first in my family to go to college, graduate and go on to obtain an advanced degree. 

Favorite quote?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” — Gandhi

If you could have only 3 apps on your phone what would they be?

  • Waze, because I am truly directionally challenged, despise taking back streets, and prefer the highway. 
  • YouTube to access my daily meditations and educational tutorials on an array of topics. 
  • Facebook/Instagram, which allows my family, friends, and me to stay connected near or far.