Barbara is a graduate of Georgia State University and received her CPA. Although she started her career as a tax specialist, Barbara has excelled in a host of specialty areas from business ownership, accounting and finance, branding and marketing, public relations, media and community leadership. Additionally, she is the author of Attitude (Longstreet Press, 2004).

Present Business, Industry Affiliations

  • CEO, BBK Enterprises, Inc.: specializing in retail, marketing and branding for small to medium sized companies
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Georgia State University
  • Member, Board of Directors, The American Jewish Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
  • Partner, World Import

Previous Business Affiliations

  • Professor of Retailing, Georgia State University, 2005-2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Omni National Bank(OFSI)
  • Founder, Chapter 11 Bookstores, a regional discount bookstore chain
  • Certified Public Accountant, Grant Thornton
  • CFO, Turtle's Music (now Blockbuster Music)
  • Founder, Bubble Gum, Inc., a children's clothing store
  • Founder, Therapy, Inc., a ladies clothing boutique
  • Television Host, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting

Civic, Industry Awards and Honors

  • Selected one of Atlanta's Defining Women, Atlanta History Center
  • Woman Business Owner of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners
  • School of Accountancy Distinguished Alumna, Georgia State University
  • Mass Mutual Blue Chip Enterprise Award
  • 100 Most Powerful and Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Finalist, Small Business Person of the Year, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Finalist, Entrepreneur of the Year, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Selected one of "Women Making a Mark", Atlanta Magazine
  • Diva of Atlanta Business World, Business to Business Magazine