“I had the opportunity to work with Barbara this year while she was an Encore!Hartford Fellow. Barbara enthusiastically accepted an opportunity with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to lead an initiative which had no precedent in the Greater Hartford area. The GHAC had decided we needed to be an exhibitor at the CT Business Expo, and we hired Barbara to create the vision, purpose and execute our involvement which showcased the arts community as a resource for businesses, specifically within their professional development programs.
Not only was the exhibition a success, it launched a new collaboration venture for the arts and business communities! Barbara is an articulate, passionate and results oriented professional. She has demonstrated her ability to create and execute independently while keeping all stakeholders updated throughout the process. Her integrity and work ethic is second to none and she is very capable of harnessing resources to get the job done. Barbara would be an asset to any organization that values such professional skills. For further information or to discuss Barbara's qualifications for a specific position, please feel free to contact me. Kate Bolduc Chief Executive Officer, Greater Hartford Arts Council ”
“Barbara is a creative, strategic thinker who is resourceful, skilled, and gets results. I particularly appreciated her "can-do" attitude and great sense of humor. I would work with Barbara again in a heartbeat!” Judy Weinstein, Director, Workplace Giving, Greater Hartford Arts Council
"Barbara is a highly creative communications professional with broad expertise including strong competence in social media and other technology to promote your business. Barbara stepped in as an interim marketing director at our busiest time of the year and she handled a plethora of diverse assignments including press releases, program marketing, social media and donor communications." Deborah Ullman, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Greater Hartford.
“Barbara is a pleasure to work with for many reasons. She is a professional who follows through and completes the full scope of her commitments. In our work together, Barbara is responsible for the recruitment, orientation and management of our outbound applicants in CT and MA. This work involves coordination and communication with other colleagues living throughout the territory and motivating them to help with various recruitment activities. She is also responsible for working closely with applicants and their parents to answer a myriad of questions, many of which require further investigation and research to answer. Barbara has been instrumental in organizing Pre Departure Orientation events (approx. 60-70 people) over the years and in facilitating the logistics, the program and various group activities for students and parents.
Barbara regularly articulates ideas for improving processes and procedures. She is someone who sees the big picture and can identify critical factors that will make the largest impact. She is well respected by her team and by her colleagues from other territories. She is definitely an asset to the AFS-USA organization!” Jenny Davis, Program Development Manager, Outbound Programs, AFS USA
“Barbara has taken on a unique challenge with our community. She has developed a state of the art product that goes well beyond our expectations, while working closely with a diverse leadership team. Barbara is both an efficient and creative consultant who is greatly appreciated by all our members.” Ruth Freeman, Tri-Town Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
"Barbara Casey's expertise and professional advice on electronic publicity has helped our committee immeasurably in reaching a clientele far beyond our expectations. Barbara brings a strong background of knowledge and valuable connections to any group. She approaches assignments with creativity, gusto and an unmatched personal élan, which results in attractive and effective presentations. " Jeanne Morascini, Chair, Hochberg Holocaust and Human Rights
“Barbara is a unique individual bringing both a creative and strategic perspective to all that she does. Her project management skills are excellent and the resources that she brings to problem solving are the key to worry free projects. I wish I could hire her today!” Margaret Coughlin, EVP, Ingalls Quinn and Johnson/BBDO
“Barbara is an extremely creative individual who also has the capacity to work with a multitude of diverse personalities and bring a project to complete with grace and style.”Maura Ryan, MFS Institutional Advisors
“Barbara, total pro. Graceful, astute, kind, fair, brilliant. Her day-to-day business premise is that clients pay her money to make them a whole lot more money. And she does. In a world prone to “faith based marketing” she brings the perfect counterbalance of eagle-vision business sensibilities deployed through persuasive creative solutions. She exists well outside of the marketing culture of smoke-and-mirrors. She needs neither. She is the real thing.”John Neil Murphy, Owner, Red Leaf, Inc.
“It was a privilege to work with Barbara. Strong analytical and communication skills give her the ability to summarize complex challenges and develop creative solutions. She is an asset to any team. I highly recommend Barbara.” Mark Gallagher, Brand Expressionist™, BLACKCOFFEE®
“Barbara is smart, creative, and a pleasure to work with. She combines creative insight with analytical thinking, a rare commodity.” Jim Ferry, President, Boston Innovation Group (B.I.G.)