Meet Debbie Harper


Deborah F. Harper, CPC, CERS

President – Harper Hewes Executive Search
Certified Employee Retention Specialist
Certified Personnel Consultant

Debbie Harper has been successful in the recruiting industry since 1987. After achieving senior certification and national recognition with an established international recruiting organization, she established Harper Hewes, Inc. in 1993. She is one of fewer than 100 professionals in the US to have earned designation as a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS). Ms. Harper participates in multiple formal and informal recruiting organizations. She has been a featured presenter at the Top Echelon national convention, and has served on an advisory panel for

She is active in community and professional associations, having served as Vice President and board member for the Rochester Women’s Network, on the board and in leadership positions for the Association for Women in Computing for many years and as founding trustee and past chair of the Rush-Henrietta Education Foundation. In 2003 she was awarded the AWC’s National President’s Award. Ms. Harper is a graduate of Purdue University. Her professional career includes sales, sales management, project management and operations. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Women.”

To discuss your upcoming search and recruiting needs please contact Debbie Harper at 585.321.1700 or email her via our contact form.