Marla Barr leads BBH’s global Diversity and Inclusion, Internal Communications, and Philanthropic strategies and programs. Armed with her unapologetic optimism, Marla strives to help her fellow BBHers be successful at their jobs. She achieves this by creating communications and programs that highlight the unique aspects of BBH’s culture and talent, deepen relationships with the community, create rewarding volunteer opportunities, and enhance the employee experience.
Since joining BBH in 2008, Marla has spearheaded numerous initiatives to nurture and grow BBH’s inclusive and supportive workplace culture. In 2012, she helped create the BBH Employee Relief Fund, which provides employees and their immediate family with financial assistance in the case of an unforeseen emergency. Marla is the President of BBH Employee Relief Fund, the Chair of the United Way NYC Campaign Cabinet, and Co-Sponsor of BBH’s Global Inclusion Committee and Executive Sustainability Council. Prior to joining BBH, Marla worked at Lehman Brothers for more than ten years where she held similar roles.
Marla received her B.S. in marketing from Lehigh University.