Deborah Frutos-Smith


Marketing Director for Global Recruitment 

Deborah Frutos-Smith is currently Marketing Director for Global Recruitment at GSK.  Deborah started her career as a Management Associate in GSK’s Management Development Program.  Following completion of the Program, she assumed the role of Senior Financial Analyst for US Pharmaceuticals.  Later she became Manager for Specialty Products with responsibility for identifying and evaluating business development opportunities for late stage products.  She continued her development when she became Senior Manager for Strategic Planning & Chief of Staff to the President of US Pharmaceuticals. In this capacity, she was responsible for merger alignment efforts between SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome.  When she was appointed Director of Planning & Project Management, she was tasked with developing and maintaining systems for financial monitoring and reporting of integration synergies post-merger.  During her career journey at GSK, Deborah was also assigned to the role of Director of GSK Branding & Reputation, accountable for identifying opportunities to shape the business environment to support GSK’s commercial strategy.  She then was appointed Sr. Director for the State Advocacy & Alliance Development team, where she helped support GSK’s policy efforts by identifying opportunities to align with non-profit organizations to advance healthcare legislation on behalf of patients.

Deborah has an MBA with a major in Marketing from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Business & Administration with a major in Finance from Drexel University.  Her favorite pastime is kicking the soccer ball or playing baseball with her two children, Liam (10) and Aidan (8).

Session: Career Advocacy