Ms. Barr is a skilled airport professional whose career spans more than 20 years with the Department of Aviation at Hartsfield -Jackson Atlanta International Airport. She is the Director of International Business and in this role she develops and executes the Hartsfield-Jackson Sister Airports Program and briefs the Airport leadership on all activities associated with Hartsfield-Jackson’s international outreach efforts. She also serves as the Department’s primary contact for the Atlanta Consular Corps and is responsible for creating and fostering relationships with the international community. She is tasked with liaising and partnering with the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and economic development partners to enhance international business for the Airport and the City of Atlanta.
Ms. Barr is also responsible for coordinating with the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help ensure a smooth and seamless transition through the Airport for diplomats, heads of state and other dignitaries. She also serves on UNITAR/CIFAL Atlanta’s Airport Program Planning/Steering Committee.
She graduated as one of the first management trainees in the Department’s rigorous and highly-selective Management Training Program. This program consisted of rotations in Planning and Development, Operations, Concessions and other Airport business units.
She holds an undergraduate degree in International Business from Spelman College, an MBA in International Business and an MBA in Management and Leadership from American Intercontinental University. She is also a graduate of Emory University’s Executive Education Management Development Program.
In her leisure time, Ms. Barr enjoys travelling, reading and swimming. She is married to Ronald and is a proud mother to Alana and Marshall.
Welcome to the Board!
Interested in International Business and Trade? What about Business Administration in an international and dynamic environment?
As a trainee at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia you will get the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We are now looking for driven and hardworking individuals with a can-do mindset. You will need to be able to work independently under supervision and simultaneously be involved in various projects. Being service minded is as important to us as your professional skills.
The position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is home to more than 440,000 people and at the center of the 9th largest U.S. metro region with over 5.5 million citizens. Atlanta hosts the U.S. headquarters to world-renowned companies such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, SunTrust Bank and CNN. Atlanta is the business hub of the Southeastern U.S., offering southern charm and world-class sophistication.
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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia, SACC-Georgia, is a non-profit organization which offers its members business services, events, develops and cultivates business opportunities and relationships through a unique international business community. The primary objective of SACC-Georgia is to encourage and promote an exchange of business, trade, investment, technology and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia. SACC-Georgia is one of 19 regional chambers across the United States, cooperating under the umbrella of SACC-USA based in Washington, D.C.
Day 1 – October 1st, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Day 2 – October 2nd, Arnall Golden Gregory
The French American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia invited young professionals to join the 7th YPAWD for a nice after-work evening, to network and connect with other young professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners!
The event was held at Le Bilboquet, an upscale light-filled cafe & restaurant featuring traditional French cuisine, located at the center of Buckhead Atlanta.
Thank you all for coming and making the evening so precious!
Matias Bonnier is a self-proclaimed Swedish-American “hybrid.” He was born in California to Swedish parents and raised in Sweden but returned to the U.S. to receive higher education. He has worked within engineering and management for GE, AT&T and Lucent Technologies, among other things. He has also been sitting as a Chairman for the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Today he contributes immensely to the Swedish-American Chamber as the the chairman of SACC-USA.
The work that SACC’s J-1 Visa trainees perform throughout the network and affiliated businesses.
Without a doubt, Gary Bruce. He has been my greatest sounding board during my tenure as the Chairman of SACC-USA.
Work. The more I work, the more new people I meet and more opportunities to re-meet.
Columbus, Ohio: Home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest private research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world’s largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet, The Ohio State Fair is the 3rd largest US State Fair, Ranked as the no. 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation by Forbes in 2008 and ranked a top ten city by Relocate America in 2010. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was rated no. 1 in 2009 by USA Travel Guide and, In 2008, COSI was the named the #1 science center in the United States for families by Parent Magazine.
Ohio: In 2010, Ohio was ranked No. 2 in the country for best business climate by Site Selection magazine, based on a business-activity database. The state has also won three consecutive Governor’s Cup awards from the magazine, based on business growth and developments. As of 2010, Ohio’s gross domestic product (GDP) was $478 billion. This ranks Ohio’s economy as the seventh-largest of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Almost 60% of North American population is within 500 miles from Ohio (or an overnight trucking distance).
Tomas Franzén, CEO of Bonnier AB, He is an excellent speaker with a keen understanding of how communication and media is evolving.