Deb Longseth

Professional

Deb Longseth provides executive support to the entire firm. Her main duties are scheduling client and internal meetings, phone conferences, and any related travel for Syverson Strege team members. She also plans all of our events for the firm. Describing these duties, she says, “It keeps me on my toes every day, and each day is just a little bit different than the day before.”

Deb grew up in Story City, Iowa and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College and attended Drake University. Before coming to work for Syverson Strege in 2005, she worked in higher education in Alumni and Development and Alumni Relations. Deb also belongs to Executive Women International and is their past president of the Iowa chapter. 

Personal

I am passionate about people and relationships and love being married to my best friend, Jerry. I enjoy taking road trips with my husband, teaching swimming (in the summer months), reading a good book, and being a community volunteer. I also like to journal, doodle, work on house projects, work on craft projects, and laugh at our dog, Jaxon.

I enjoy baking and cooking. Since the pandemic, I have participated in a British Bake Off with others around the state. It has taught me new baking skills and I have met new friends. I am a planner extraordinaire and I dabble in the beauty and skin care industry. 

One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelo-I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.