Barbara Thomas

Barbara Thomas

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Barbara Thomas leads by example in service to community with exceptional skills in communication strategy. She is the executive director of communications, alumni, and external relations at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. She also is the current president of the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club. In both of these roles, Barbara utilizes her organizational and people skills to build connections and have a positive impact on her community.

What are your motivational must-haves?

Book or Author: I’m a fan of historical fiction when I do have the opportunity to read.

Person or Experience: A wonderful thing that happened during the pandemic — I heard from a friend asking if I could provide her with one word that they would imprint on a bracelet. I picked the word “impact.” I received the bracelet, and I feel it summarizes my life goals….and has a connection to my acceptance speech in video — tune in to hear the story!