Barbara joined The CDI Group as an Associate in 2008, after working for BearingPoint for 10 years as a Global Meeting Coordinator. At CDI, Barbara manages the logistics of the CDI seminar programs. Barbara also is also the manager of the CDI database used to support CDI Clients in the M&A Practice and the Strategic Succession & Exit Planning Practice. The CDI database used in support of CDI Clients contains approximately 50,000 records and, on-average, grows at the rate of 5,000 -10,000 records per year. The CDI database is an important element in creating success for CDI Clients.
In 1996 she attended the Studio Theatre School to pursue her acting career that she had put on hold, and studied acting with Joy Zinamin the founder of the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. Barbara has appeared in several commercials in the Metro area, among them Kay Jennings Toyota, Signature Swimwear and The Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria., as well as appearing in several in a local cable film called Recipe for Murder.
Barbara studied acting in New York with Uta Hagen. She traveled the country with the English play Boeing, Boeing as well as an original play, Just Fine. Once she started a family she retired from acting to raise her family in Rye, New York. She and her family moved to the DC area in 1977.
She is involved in the community working on Race for the Cure the largest fund raiser for breast cancer in the USA, For the Love of Children fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue, the Rubber Duck Race in DC benefiting Have a Heart and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue toy drive that benefits needy children in shelters in the Metro area. She has served on the local board of Child Help USA that benefits abused children.
Barbara attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and HB Studio in New York City.