Barb serves Midwest Growth Partners as Event Coordinator and facilitates the annual Food & Ag Executive Dialogue event. Prior to MGP, Barb served in various IT Project Management roles for Union Pacific Railroad and Cargill.
A native of Iowa, Barb graduated from Iowa State University with a Management Information Systems degree. She was active on campus and chaired "Run for the Roses," a 5K & 10K race raising funds for Arthritis Research. Her college career highlight included a 3-month internship in Cobham, England.
Away from MGP, Barb plays an active role in managing Phillips Family Farms and serves her community as President for the Van Meter Public Library Foundation and Treasurer for the Van Meter Community Preschool. Barb enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young sons at sporting events and their family farm. Barb and her family make their home in Van Meter, Iowa.