About Sylvia Sylvia Barnard

From event planning experience for thousands to PR opening campaigns for top GA resorts and NY hotels, to turning high-tech fashionable, Sylvia’s experience runs the agency gamut. Now as a freelancer and sole-proprietor, she finds the right match of partners to get the job done.

Before beginning her own business, Barnard spent a five-year climb up the Ketchum Atlanta corporate ladder-- all the way to VP. Her extensive experience in consumer, business-to-business and event planning has been key to her success managing communications efforts for major brands including: Nokia Mobile Phones and Cingular Wireless. By providing unique ways to present ideas (products or services) with messages that could communicated and understood easily, Sylvia has seen tremendous successes in all media arenas.

Prior to joining Ketchum, Sylvia spent several years with The Zimmerman Agency--a hospitality-specialized firm--where she serviced and supervised accounts ranging from local healthcare organizations and tourist destinations to private five-start resorts and the Marriott Corporate Brand. Before beginning her public relations career, Sylvia spent seven years working as an event coordinator, catering director and private party consultant. This expertise has been invaluable for trade show planning and product launch events.

Sylvia holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of North Texas where she was honored to receive the departmental “Outstanding Graduate Student” award. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech.

My Resume HERE