The Team

Deirdre Waitt | President, Blue Marble Development
Leading Blue Marble Development real estate development group for over 8 years. Over 20 years of experience in executive positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Shell Oil, Pennzoil-Quaker State, and Altria, which included Kraft/General Foods and Miller Brewing Company.
Waitt has led Blue Marble Development since its inception, focusing on creating well-planned communities that make comfort and convenience the cornerstone of the homeowners’ experience.
Prior to real estate development, Waitt held executive positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Altria, Inc. and Pennzoil-Quaker State. She began her career working in communications and marketing with Kraft, General Foods, Miller Brewing Company, and Philip Morris Inc. Waitt helped lead Axius, an entrepreneurial organization, from a small operation to such success that it was eventually purchased by Quaker State, then merged with Pennzoil, then acquired by Shell Oil. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Allo Telecom, a Belgian telecommunications chain. Waitt has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University.

Shirley Leung | Finance Manager
Shirley Leung is the VP of Finance & Operations of Blue Marble Development LLC and its subsidiaries. In her Finance capacity, she advises senior staff on financial planning, cash flow, negotiations with banks, investment priorities and policy matters. From an operations capacity she is the external representative in negotiating legal contracts, commercial lease agreements, procurement and performance analysis of existing projects owned by Blue Marble Development LLC or its subsidiaries.  Mrs. Leung joined Blue Marble Development LLC in April 2015, her prior experience focused on Commercial Projects located in Las Vegas.