Barbara Warzecha Puffer M.A., ABC, IABC Fellow '76
Barbara Warzecha Puffer MA, ABC, has worked nearly four decades in corporate and organizational communications management - consulting under her own name since 1998. Barbara is also an Associate Professor, and Communications Course Chair, teaching online for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) since 2002. She was recently named an International Association of Business Communicators Fellow. She received UMUC's undergraduate school's 2011 Teaching Recognition Award. Her own undergraduate degree is from the University of Bridgeport (Dec., 1972), where she was named Distinguished Alumna in 1987. Barbara became an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) in 1979. She has served in the leadership of and has received awards from many large non-profit organizations and has served in political office. Among the highlights: she was chairperson of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation, first woman president of the Board of American School for the Deaf, 2009 Region Leader of the Year for IABC, a member of the first class of the Special Olympics CT Hall of Fame, and has also done extensive work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as a 25-year+ breast cancer survivor. She and her husband Tom Puffer live in Southwest Florida and Connecticut.