Leigh Barer, owner of Barer Communications (www.barercom.com), is a results-oriented public relations and corporate communications expert with 20 years of experience positioning companies and market leaders. Prior to launching Barer Communications, Leigh oversaw public relations and marketing in Seattle-based, venture-backed start-ups where she developed and executed strategies to introduce, re-brand and re-position companies as leaders in their respective markets. Client work includes etailz (acquired in 2016 for $75M) and may others. Top tier media coverage includes Adweek, AP, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, Dow Jones, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, NYT, NPR, Reuters, TechCrunch, USA Today, WSJ and more.Earlier, she worked on a diverse range of clients at The Rockey Company (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), and in the nonprofit sector.
Leigh is the part-time associate director at the Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Seattle University. Leigh spends her play time outside hiking and snowshoeing in the majestic mountains of Idaho.