Deanna Morgan is currently a Software Solutions Consultant for Zebra's Prescriptive Analytics business unit and Communications Director for the Zebras of African Descent (ZAD) inclusion network – although her professional life has spanned a variety of career paths.
After graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Chapman University in Orange, California, Deanna began her career in education as a music teacher. She became a Miss America Scholarship recipient as Miss City of Orange in 1998 and participated in the Miss California pageant in 1999. It is through this experience in pageants that Deanna realized she had strong talent and abilities in public speaking and communication. She then began working in the media industry in local TV news and radio and became a successful television reporter as an anchor at affiliates in California, Arizona, and New England.
After 12 years in television, Deanna learned to build-up and strengthen her abilities in speech and reporting. She was successful in bringing attention to critical issues affecting the nation and bringing hope to many who were suffering in numerous communities. Through journalism, Deanna had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with prominent industry people and celebrities. Among them included the former Senator Gabby Gifford, Senator John McCain, Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, and George Lopez along with many other notables.
More recently, her career pivoted to another unique path in the areas of retail, data analytics, and technology as a former Retail Store Operations Manager for David's Bridal and now in her position with Zebra.
In addition to her unique professional background, Deanna is bilingual in English and Spanish, is one of four children, and has an identical twin.