LEADERSHIP


Photo by Allison V. Smith, 2013

Photo by Allison V. Smith, 2013

Barbara Buzzell - President and Founder

Barbara is responsible for the overall agency management and direction. She oversees all strategic marketing and planning, implementation and supervision of agency programs, client contact, new business development, staff supervision and financial operations. She has represented clients in the areas of real estate and development, medicine, law, luxury retail, hospitality, financial/investor relations, publishing, entertainment, avionics, industrial marketing, consumer products and services and more.

After moving to Dallas in 1982, she joined a local public relations firm handling clients on a regional and national basis. She left in 1997 as Executive Vice President to form The Buzzell Company.

In 1981, she was selected as Head of Public Relations and Fashion Director for I. Magnin, North Bethesda, Maryland, the first I. Magnin on the East Coast. Barbara was responsible for the store premiere and coordinated all media relations, special events and administered the opening store marketing budget. Prior to I. Magnin, she was the Fashion Coordinator for Bloomingdale's, Tyson's Corner, Virginia, the first Bloomingdale's outside the New York area.

She began her career on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on the national staff of a U.S. Senator. Barbara then worked as staff on a presidential re-election campaign.

Barbara attended the University of Maryland in College Park and received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business.

Barbara's commitments to the community have included serving on a number of civic and charitable boards and committees such as amfAR's Two by Two for AIDS and Art, North Texas Food Bank, Les Dames d'Escoffier, SPCA of Texas, Friends of Fair Park, AIDS Arms, Inc., DIFFA, USA Film Festival, Pegasus Plaza Opening Committee, Linz Award Selection Committee, the Corporate Advisory Committee for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau's Public Relations Committee, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts President's Advisory Council and Share Our Strength/Taste of the Nation executive committee for Dallas events.