Barb McBride

Executive Administrator, Development
Barb is the Executive Administrator, Development. Prior to joining Chicago Public Media in 2016, Barb worked in the fundraising departments at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago  (now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab). Before she entered the not-for-profit world, Barb was a buyer at Lazarus Department Stores in Columbus, Ohio. After relocating to Chicago, she and her husband opened five children’s gift and party stores in the Chicago suburbs.

Barb is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned an MBA from Indiana University.