Debra Locker Griffin

American Cancer Society

About Debra

I describe my personal style as sophisticated with a dash of edge and flair. I’ve never met a bell-sleeve I didn’t like, I live in color & patterns, and you will rarely see me in black. Signature jewelry, heels and a smile complete my wardrobe. I am inspired by the style of Grace Kelly & Kate Middleton, with a bit of Sarah Jessica Parker thrown in! Three of my top fashion moments are: a low-cut jumpsuit paired with Chanel necklaces at the 2017 Derby Museum Gala, my 2017 Thurby outfit of a cape-dress from Trina Turk (shown in my MFP headshot) and one-of-a-kind fascinator made by Louisville’s Bridgette Lipman, and my 2016 Oaks outfit of a pale blue dress by Kate Spade and yet another amazing fascinator from Bridgette.
— Debra Locker Griffin

Debra Locker Griffin is the President of Locker Public Relations, which is an award-winning PR firm based in Louisville. For nearly 25 years, Debra has successfully held positions in PR and journalism, that have included pitching and securing key placements in major media outlets, leading media tours in New York and Los Angeles, and executing large-scale press events. Debra founded Locker Public Relations in 2008. Nearly nine years later, her boutique agency is respected for specializing in the luxury lifestyle market. Debra’s clients are featured on “The TODAY Show,” “The Doctors,” MSNBC’s “Your Business,” in Marie Claire, USA Today, The New York Times, American Spa, Organic Spa, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and scores of other top outlets. Prior to launching Locker PR, Debra was the Public Relations Director for the International SPA Association and Host Communications, both of which are based in Lexington. Before beginning her PR career, Debra was a reporter and producer at TV stations in Kentucky (WKYT in Lexington and WLKY in Louisville), Tennessee and North Carolina. She has received three Emmy nominations. Debra is active in her community in the Younger Woman’s Club & The Woman’s Club, and as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society & National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is married to Ron Griffin and they have a vivacious 11-year-old son named Bryce. Two Great Pyrenees named Jackie and Pete complete Debra’s family and are frequently seen on her Facebook and Instagram!






Designated Charity

Debra's charity of choice is the American Cancer Society Kentucky. The American Cancer Society is a global leader in the fight against cancer, working tirelessly to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against the disease.