Deb’s Accomplishments


Deb Cheslow’s Honors, Awards and Service

Military – United States Air Force

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni
  • 1st female military pilot from Virginia Tech
  • Reese Air Force Base Academic Ace- top academic student in pilot training class 89-07
  • United States Army Airborne Course
  • United States Air Force Instructor Pilot
  • Water Survival Training
  • Combat Survival Training
  • National Defense Medal- Desert Storm War veteran
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (with First Oak Leaf Cluster)

FAA Pilot- SEL, MEL, Instrument, ATP, CFII (expired)



  • Started company in 2008 in middle of The Great Recession (2007-2009)
  • Ran Green Building Program for half the State of Virginia
  • Certified HERS Rater
  • Inspector for Energy Star, EarthCraft Virginia, LEEDS
  • Certified LifeSuccess Consultant
  • Certified Thinking Into Results Facilitator
  • National Speakers Association (NSA)- Professional member  July 2012-present
  • NSA Central Florida- Professional member Aug 2012-present
  • NSA Central Florida Board of Directors member – August 2013 – present
  • Certified Fitness Professional- ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
  • Leadership 2012- Port Orange – South Daytona Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Committee Chair – Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, 2013-present
  • Founded Building Remarkable Communities, Inc. – a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is eradicating domestic and family violence in the local community through educational programming and training designed to change the mindsets of all constituents – January, 2014
  • Founded Fun Coast Worksite Wellness Council – a 501(c)3 organizations whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of employees in Volusia and Flagler Counties by providing resources and education through our member organizations – March, 2015


Partnerships and Affiliations

  • Board Member- UCF Business Incubator Program Veterans’ Board of Advisors
  • Member, Port Orange – South Daytona Chamber of Commerce
  • Committee Chair – Leadership Program – PO-SD Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Halifax Rowing Association


Awards, Recognition, Media

  • Feature- Air Force Times- March 1989
  • Five-time bestselling author
  • Selected “2012 Influential Women in Business”- Volusia/Flagler News-Journal- Oct 2012
  • Feature- Newsweek- Dec 10, 2012
  • Feature- Natural Awakenings- Jan 2013
  • Feature- Corps Review, The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Magazine- Spring 2013
  • Feature- America’s Premier Experts- ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX affiliates around the country- June 2013
  • Feature – Leadership Excellence – August, 2013
  • Feature – ERAU President’s Speaker Series – September, 2017
  • Feature – The Same 24 Hours Podcast – June 2017
  • Mention – Huffington Post – October, 2017
  • Mention – Huffington Post – November, 2017


College – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Corps of Cadets Awards

  • The American Legion Scholastics Medal
  • John E Hill Memorial Award- success and overall excellence as a cadet
  • National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award- discipline, patriotism, and character
  • N.S. Meyer Raeburn Award- overall excellence as a cadet and contributions to the Corps
  • The Air Force Association Citation- leadership and academics
  • Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Award
  • Commandant’s Award- overall excellence in performance of duties and outstanding service

Air Force ROTC Awards

  • Corps of Cadets AwardsAFROTC Superior Performance Ribbon x2
  • AFROTC Honors Ribbon x5
  • Vice Commandant’s Award- most outstanding individual in Flight at Air Force ROTC Field Training
  • USAF ROTC Distinguished Graduate

Organizational Memberships

  • Air Force Association
  • The National Society of Scabbard and Blade
  • The Gregory Guard- honorary military society and precision rifle drill team
  • Gamma Beta Phi Society- service, scholarship, character
  • Omicron Delta Kappa- national leadership honor society
  • Phi Kappa Phi- honor society
  • Tau Beta Pi- scholarship and character
  • Sigma Gamma Tau- aerospace engineering honor society
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges


Athletic Accomplishments

  • Beat the Heat Olympic Triathlon, Daytona Beach, FL, November 2013 – 1st place Women’s Relay
  • Race Across America Cycling Challenge –  Florida 2012- 120 mile Gran Fondo – 1st Place in women’s division
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Chinese Kempo Karate
  • Assistant Varsity Volleyball coach at Fallston High School, 1987-88


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