Barbara Francis

Business Manager/Advertising Directorbarbara2013


Barbara has been business manager / advertising director at ABPnews/Herald since January 2014. She brings to the organization a background in administration and advertising sales and marketing development. Her office is in Richmond, Virginia.

Barbara served on the staff of the Religious Herald, newsjournal for Baptists in Virginia and the MidAtlantic, for 24 years. Initially employed as typesetter, her duties evolved to include advertising sales, bookkeeping, writing and editing the paper’s HeraldBeat page. Earlier she was employed for 20 years by a commercial printer as typesetter and manager of its pre-press operations. She is a graduate of Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond.

A native of Virginia, Barbara enjoys creative activities such as painting, scrapbooking, calligraphy and needlework.

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