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Deana Saukam

2015 Speaker

DEANA SAUKAM has been an Austinite since 2000. She is a partner and director of media and events at qui and East Side King. She is known for her bright, fun, fearless style and social media savviness. Saukam has been featured in Glamour, Food & Wine magazine, Esquire, Southern Living, StyleCaster, Austin Monthly, Austin Way magazine and Tribeza, among other publications. Her own chic designs are on daily display at qui in the staff’s signature color-block aprons. Juggling events, appearances, press and opportunities for “Top Chef” and James Beard award-winning Chef Paul Qui, she does it all as she is often jet setting across the world to Iceland, Hong Kong, Stockholm, New York and Milan…(just to name a few places visited within the past six months). Fueled with her passion for food, fashion and travel along with her energy and charisma, she is a constant impetus for the success and growth of Paul Qui’s empire, as well as her own burgeoning brand and social media presence. Saukam earned a B.S. in textiles and apparel: apparel design and a B.S. in human ecology from The University of Texas at Austin. @deanasaukam Instagram @faimfatale