Debra B. Davenport, Ph.D., is the president and chief executive of Davenport Public Relations, a full-service communications firm with offices in Los Angeles and Phoenix. Debra has worked extensively on both sides of the PR business – as chief PR counsel and also as a journalist, reporter, TV and radio host, celebrity stylist, and media resource. She has been a recurring guest expert on the Dr. Phil show, and has served as the corporate spokesperson for the Panasonic global brand. She has been featured on FOX Television, Style Network, Yahoo, CBS Money Watch, VH1, KSYY-FM and CNN - and in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, A-List International, Elle, Marie Claire (UK), London Entertainment, In Style, Us Weekly, People StyleWatch, Los Angeles Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Debra is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, the Public Relations Society of America, Institute for Public Relations, International Special Events Society and other professional associations. Her research interests include branding, memetics, semiotics, media psychology, and the study of PR as a social science. Debra has served on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral faculties of numerous US universities since 1983.