Barbara Orr


Owner/Executive Vice President, Poretta & Orr, Inc.

After graduating from Villanova University in 1982, Barbara has worked to revolutionize the approach to healthcare conventions by coining the term and then implementing…strategic marketing through conventions. Since 1990, Barbara has been an Executive Vice President for Poretta & Orr Inc., a marketing communications firm specializing in event production and exhibit marketing with a business focus in healthcare. Barbara was the first and only person to receive an “Outstanding Service Award” for the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association for exceptional volunteerism. Barbara is the Chairman for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Kick Off For The Cure event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was also on the Board of Directors for Kids Smiles until 2007. Barbara is the mother of son David, and resides in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with her husband.