Deanna Shoss, MA

Deanna Shoss is a marketer, writer, and interculturalist in Chicago. Deanna is all about...

Marketing and Social Media (for Gen Y and Boomers)

She currently is Queen Bee (President, CEO and Founder) of Intercultural Talk, Inc., a marketing and communications firm that serves successful entrepreneurs and dreamers 50 and older who want to exist (aka be found on social media and the Internet).

Diversity and Inclusion

She also helps people co-exist as a Strategic Partner of Executive Diversity Services, providing Diversity & Inclusion training to global corporations, police departments and municipalities. (Deanna herself speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French.)

Big Titles

Prior to being an entrepreneur Deanna enjoyed 11 years in City Government (she personally got the dinosaur in Terminal 1 at O’Hare through security, and there's a contraband picture of her somewhere, sitting in the cockpit of the SBD Dauntless that hangs at Midway airport, from the night she oversaw that installation), being past President of the League of Chicago Theatres, and heading-up Marketing for Jewish Child & Family Services and JVS Chicago. (Her funnest first job was as the first Executive Director of the Newbury Street League...Boston's Rodeo Drive!)


Deanna “walks the talk,” at home, too, living in an intercultural, interfaith world as a Jewish Midwesterner with a Brazilian husband and a Gen Z son. Who knew “oy,” meaning “everything hurts” in Yiddish is a friendly “hello” (“oi”) in Portuguese? “I just thought everyone was in pain the first time I visited.”