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Candy Deemer - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Candy Deemer Candy Deemer

Lecturer, EMBA Program | Loyola Marymount University


Part-Time Faculty



Candy Deemer Publication






You can contact Candy Deemer at candy@interven.com.

Ms. Deemer is a writer, executive coach, and co-author of Dancing on the Glass Ceiling (McGraw-Hill 2003). Her articles have appeared in national publications, and she has spoken to professional groups and university students in the U.S. and Europe about the challenges facing professional women, and what they can do to achieve their highest career aspirations.

Candy’s “first career” was advertising. She spent 22 years in client services and general agency management, primarily with DDB Worldwide Communications in Chicago and Los Angeles. She was Co-Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of the agency’s Los Angeles office. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Advertising Museum and Students in Free Enterprise, a non-profit organization founded by Sam Walton to promote understanding of the free enterprise system among college students.

Candy is a founding partner, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (www.lasvp.org), a diverse group of professionals who are pioneering a new, high-engagement model of nonprofit giving—Venture Philanthropy.

Education (4)

Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism: MS, Advertising 1977

Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism: BS, Advertising 1976

Coaches Training Institute: Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach - for Individuals and Teams

Areas of Expertise (5)


Marketing Communications

Professional Growth Planning

Executive Coaching

Leadership Development

Industry Expertise (3)

Writing and Editing


Professional Training and Coaching

Accomplishments (1)

1997 Medill’s Hall of Achievement (professional)

Awards + Honors

Affiliations (6)

  • Los Angeles Social Venture Partners Founding Partner and Board of Directors (former member)
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association Secretary
  • Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University) Board of Advisers
  • Northwestern University Council of One Hundred Charter Member and former Chair
  • American Advertising Museum Board of Directors (former member)
  • Student in Free Enterprise Board of Directors (former member)

Articles (1)

Dancing on the Glass Ceiling: Tap into Your True Strengths, Activate Your Vision, and Get What You Really Want Out of Your Career

McGraw-Hill 2003