Debra L. Cormier

Payroll Administrator

Administrative Group

Joined Mott in 2003

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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Mott Foundation Building
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200
Flint, Mich. 48502-1851


“Everybody’s best friend twice a month,” Debi Cormier has been processing staff paychecks since 2003, when she joined the Foundation as its payroll administrator. And she remains one of the most familiar faces at Mott, always generating a smile from every one of its 70-plus employees.

A Michigan native, Cormier earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2017, a feat that took 33 years while she took time to get married and raise two wonderful children, who are themselves now grown and married. She loves golf and music — the latter, in part, because of her talented children, one of whom played for the University of Michigan’s marching band in Ann Arbor from 2015-18. In addition, Cormier and her husband are UM sports “fan-atics,” having attended every home football game since the start of the 2015 season and often traveling to watch their beloved Wolverines play in rival stadiums.