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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Barbara Nelson 2007


  • Title: Director of Corporate Communications
  • Company: GVA Williams
  • Location: New York City
  • Birthplace: Hammond, Ind., 1964

Family: Single
College: California State University, Sacramento
First job outside of real estate: Lifestyle editor, Amador Ledger Dispatch, Jackson, Calif.
First job in real estate or allied field: Senior writer, Real Estate Weekly
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I oversee media relations and advertising for the firm. As director of corporate communications I hope to garner positive media exposure for GVA Williams and GVA Williams’ principals.
Hobbies: Reading, horseback riding, cooking, gardening, listening to country music
Favorite book: Fiction: “East of Eden,” non-fiction: “The Power of Intention,” by Wayne Dyer
Favorite movie: “You’ve Got Mail”
Keys to success: Following your bliss; visualizing what you want and never losing faith in your dreams.
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? FBI agent. I have a minor in criminal justice and wanted to go to the FBI academy, but was married then and didn’t pursue it