Debera Hinchy is currently the President and co-owner of Town & Country Industries, Inc., a Crown Point, Indiana based printing enterprise. Her firm’s clients include Fortune 100 international companies, the direct selling industry, schools, healthcare providers, municipalities and small to mid-size companies.
She has extensive leadership experience in manufacturing, commercial development, sales, supply chain, and quality management. She led an international business unit start-up in North America, Europe and Asia, and worked on multiple merger and acquisition transactions. Her teams successfully led facility integrations and implemented performance turn-around strategies and returning underperforming business units to profitability. She serves on the OLS advisory board and is a limited term lecturer at Purdue Calumet.
Debera earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership & supervision from Purdue Calumet, graduating with distinction and was named Outstanding Senior. She is also a cum laude MBA graduate from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Debera resides in Schererville with her husband and has three children and three grandchildren.
Debera’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“I was able to embrace my lifelong passion for learning and knowledge at Purdue Calumet. I received an excellent education from professors who were not only highly intelligent and well educated, but caring and supportive, too. They reinforced my efforts and recognized my personal situation, potential and desire to succeed.”
Debera’s advice for current Purdue Calumet students:
“There is tremendous opportunity in adversity. Many people get tired, give up or let problems overwhelm them. They allow circumstances to define them. How you respond during times of pressure and crises can differentiate you from everyone else. Determination, perseverance, empathy and faith will serve you well professionally and personally, and enable you to successfully navigate your path.”