Deborah Nader was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from the George Washington University with a Master's degree in Higher Education. In 2000 Deborah purchased Richard Nader Entertainment, a company that was founded by Richard Nader in 1969. The company produced oldies music concerts and events internationally. In 2016 Richard Nader Entertainment was sold to Tommy Mara and is now Nader Mara Entertainment. Deborah is a member of the Ruth Eckerd Hall Education committee, the Florida Orchestra North Suncoast Associates Guild, the University of Tampa College of Arts and Letters Advisory Board, the Tampa Opera League and the Dunedin Fine Arts Center Sterling Society.