Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA, is president of The Barber Group, a strategic communications consultancy. She has counseled clients in Tacoma, Anchorage, San Francisco, Denver, and Portland including a variety of food organizations and was a key team member on two successful US Senate campaigns (including Lisa Murkowski’s 2010 write-in campaign).
She’s known nationally for her leadership and service in PRSA — the Alaska Chapter, National Board of Directors and Secretary, PRSA Foundation Board, and College of Fellows officer/chair. She has also served as president of the Ad2 Division of the American Advertising Federation and the International Foodservice Editorial Council.
Mary is an active volunteer, currently serving as president of the Whitman College Alumni Association and on two PRSA committees.
PRSA Silver Anvil Awards
PRSA Silver Anvil Certificate of Commendation
Numerous PRSA Alaska Aurora Awards and Awards of Excellence
American Marketing Association – Alaska Chapter – numerous AMI Awards
Advertising Federation of Alaska — numerous Best of the North Awards
National Agri-Marketing Association – several Best of Show; First Place Awards
Clio Award Finalist
Mercury Award — Grand Prize and numerous Gold and Silver Certificates
ATHENA Society member, Anchorage
PRSA College of Fellows
Accredited in Public Relations
Communicator of the Year, PRSA Alaska Chapter
Bruce Pozzi Chapter Service Award, PRSA Alaska Chapter