Debra Stapleton selected as Assistant City Manager

Sept. 28, 2018
Deb Stapleton

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler City Manager Marsha Reed announced that Debra Stapleton has been hired as an Assistant City Manager. She will fill the position vacated by Nachie Marquez, who retired in June.

“This is a critical leadership position, and I am excited for Debra to work with the Mayor and Council and the City’s executive team to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding service for Chandler residents,” Reed said.

Stapleton previously served as Chandler’s human resources director since 1999 and was promoted to administrative services director in 2016 to oversee buildings and facilities, fleet services, human resources and information technology. She also worked at Olin Corporation for 19 years in human resource management positions.

Stapleton holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She also is a certified workplace mediator.

The Assistant City Manager oversees city departments and divisions to ensure the policies and goals of the Mayor and City Council are achieved in a timely, professional manner. The position also provides information to support decision-making and policy direction by the City Council. 

She will begin her new post in Chandler on Oct. 1.