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Barbara has more than ten years of advertising industry experience from Crispin, Porter
+ Bogusky, Saatchi & Saatchi, EVB, AKQA and Ogilvy, with degrees in art direction and
copywriting from Miami Ad School and a BFA in Graphic Design from Carnegie Mellon
University. She also sat on the Advisory Board for Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA.
While at CP+B, Barbara contributed to the development and expansion of its interactive
department from five to over 200 employees. She also helped to build the team that led
the agency to secure their first Interactive Agency of the Year award at the Cannes
Lions International Festival of Creativity.
At AKQA, Barbara helped to develop the recruiting function in the NY, DC and SF
offices. AKQA won 2 consecutive Interactive Agency of the Year awards while Barbara
was a part of their team. While at Ogilvy, she oversaw Creative Recruiting for the
network of Ogilvy businesses in New York. She also contributed to the worldwide
recruiting effort for both Ogilvy and WPP. Ogilvy went on to win 2 consecutive
Network of the Year awards at the Cannes Lions Festival. In 2013, Barbara joined up
with Dana Fahey to start Mighty Recruiting. An external recruitment agency dedicated
to matching the best talent to a client’s business needs.
Barbara currently lives in NYC and has been known to give job-hunting advice on