Barbara founded Barbara Nash & Associates LLC in 2003. With more than 25 years of experience, Barbara provides top-level expertise in meeting clients’ needs in strategic communications, public relations, business development, crisis mitigation, and issues management. 

She has provided counsel in identifying, developing, and executing fully integrated communications and market engagement strategies to further her clients’ business goals.  Her efforts have proven highly effective in impacting the bottom line for both large and small businesses as well as governmental agencies, non-profits, and international enterprises.

Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Political Science and has held Universal Accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America since 2001.  She is a sustaining member of the Public Relations Society of America, PRSA’s Counselors Academy, PRSA Alabama, the Independent Practitioner’s Alliance.  She has held multiple leadership positions in local, state, and national non-profit organizations throughout her career and has amassed multiple local, state, national, and international honors and awards.


Honors & Awards

  • MarCom International Gold Award

  • Southeast Regional Citation and Award of Excellence

  • MarCom International Platinum Award

  • Public Relations Council of Alabama Practitioner of the Year

  • Southern Public Relations Federation Senior Practitioner

Publication Examples

  • Vision Takes Flight (2017)

    • 50th anniversary commemorative book for the Port of Huntsville

  • Innovation Starts Here – Huntsville & Madison County (published by Downtown Huntsville, Inc., 2016)

    • Economic development coffee table book including editorial sections and corporate profiles

  • Managing the Unimaginable (Campus Safety Magazine, July 2010)

    • Effectively handling crisis communications in response to an active school shooter incident

  • Inside DCI (School Band & Orchestra 2016-2018)

    • Monthly column on behalf of Drum Corps International