Deborah Sternberg

President, Starmount Life

Deborah Sternberg is president of Starmount Life Insurance Company, where she oversees and has led the digital transformation of the company’s individual insurance division. She also heads corporate communications, compliance, marketing and human resources.  Sternberg serves on the senior leadership team of Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, another Unum Group business.

Before joining Starmount, she was vice president at public relations firm Goodman Media International and associate producer for CBS Network News, both headquartered in New York City.

Sternberg is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) and the Ogden Honors College Advisory Council at Louisiana State University. She also serves on the Foundation for Woman's Board of Trustees, a nonprofit organization supporting one of the first and largest women’s specialty hospitals in the United States. 

With an extensive background in public relations, marketing, media and project management, Sternberg is a regular contributor to insurance trade media, including BenefitsPro, Employee Benefit Adviser, Employee Benefit News, Life & Health Advisor and LifeHealthPro. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College.