Robert Barber is a 40-year veteran of television production. Mr. Barber has done work for Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, trade associations, national and nonprofit organizations, think tanks and homeland security consulting companies. The Barber Group has also generously donated video production time and material to charity organizations. By way of background, Robert Barber began his career as a TV reporter and anchor of the news cut-ins for “Good Morning America” at WEVU-TV in the Naples/Fort Myers.
During his time at the U.S. Senate Majority Conference, he helped pioneer the first video actuality system from Congress. This innovation was highlighted in Hedrick Smith’s book, “The Power Game.”
Mr. Barber was Deputy Director of Media Relations for the United States Secretary of Transportation. While there, he directed the Secretary’s on-camera appearances and designed and implemented a state-of-the-art employee communications system that was used to reach over 135,000 DC-based DOT employees daily.
He has produced television and radio commercials for a wide range of distinguished political clients, an experience that gave him the diverse skill of dealing in many different political arenas and with a variety of personalities. He brings this diplomacy and finesse to every project and is well regarded by his clients and vendors and has long-standing relationships with many of them.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Barber’s work has focused on homeland security, specifically in the area of staged newscasts for training exercises. He has produced hundreds of videos for a wide array of clients, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.