- Served as Director, Educate Tanzania, Inc.
Vice President of Learning Innovation, Children’s Museum, St. Paul
Barbara served on the board of ETI starting in 2012 after years of strong support since ETI's inception. She brought to ETI, her rich experiences from 3 decades of business within non-profit, technology, financial services and social enterprise organizations. Barbara is skilled at helping assess markets, defining and implementing successful strategies and partnerships, and developing and launching new products and initiatives. She brings creativity and passion to new business development. Helping entrepreneurial and socially-minded organizations meet their objectives and deliver on their mission motivates and inspires her.
Barbara is Vice President of Learning Innovation at Minnesota Children's Museum where she leads the exhibit development and education teams. Prior to joining the Museum, she led strategic initiatives as the Director of Business Development at the National Institute on Media and the Family, consulted independently and co-founded RAW Design/Build, an experiential learning program that offers hands-on design / build experiences for architecture students. Barbara received her MBA from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Barbara is a lifelong learner and adventurer. She has lived in Germany, Singapore and Mexico, and traveled extensively, including a trip to Kenya and Tanzania decades ago that left a powerful impression. Barbara lives in South Minneapolis with her husband Paul.