Barbara Giampapa started with us in August, 2015 as our Administrative Assistant. She is returning to the firm after a few months of maternity leave, and will be taking over the role of Marketing Manager from Shelley. Barbara will be expanding marketing efforts, enhancing web content, managing social media, and streamlining processes to make our business more efficient! She will be working primarily behind the scenes, but you may catch glimpses of her with baby Sammy around the office.
Barbara is a former retail manager and sales specialist who has worked for big-box retail businesses as well as small boutiques for over 7 years. She is a Greenville, South Carolina native and lived in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia for 3 years before moving to Virginia Beach to be with her husband, Sam, when he was stationed here.
She graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Apparel Design and Business. She got her first taste of the business bug by working for her dad’s start-up industrial cleaning company. From there, she continued her business track by interning for a family-owned retail boutique, and went on to work for Belk department stores immediately out of college.
Barbara decided to change careers to give herself a more rounded business experience, and also to go back to her roots of working for a smaller company with room to grow. Having more time to spend with her husband, family, and dog Cali is an added bonus! She has a fitness gene, and enjoys running and weight-lifting in her free time. Her other hobbies include cooking, fashion styling (can’t let that degree go to waste!), and being involved in Navy spouse groups.