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

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