Entrepreneurship Mentor Barbara Garland

Barbara Borowitz Garland is a dynamic effective communications producer and consultant. Barbara brings a unique combination of experience to her work including executive experience in public relations, expertise in broadcast video production, and an advanced degree in education.

Barbara founded ImageVisions to create and implement successful communication strategies for a wide range of clients. Her efforts have resulted in the successful launch of new products, improved community relations, alignment among business leaders, and positive media placements.

For more than 25 years, Barbara has collaborated with senior management in global companies in the specialty chemicals, medical products, and financial services industries, entrepreneurs, executives in transition and, even, students providing strategic communications counsel and coaching. Her expertise includes conducting intensive personal communication style assessments and determining individual plans for improvement. Barbara's supportive and constructive approach is valuable to individuals responsible for communicating key messages within an organization, to the communities they serve, shareholders, industry or regulatory groups, and the press. Select clients include American Express, Bank of America, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ciba, DuPont Medical Products, IBM, Marriott Corporation, Prudential, the State of Delaware/Delaware Economic Development Office, and the University of Delaware/BoA Career Services Center.

Formerly the Vice President/Executive Producer with Daniel J. Edelman, Barbara supervised a staff active in all aspects of video news production and distribution for clients including Abbott Laboratories, Fuji Photo Film, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Whitehall Laboratories. Before joining Edelman, Barbara produced "That Teen Show" a nationally syndicated weekly program taped entirely on location. She has worked at WGBH/PBS, Boston, WMAQ/NBC, Chicago, and WEDH/PBS, Hartford.

Barbara earned an EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she also worked with the News Study Group at MIT.