Longwood University College of Business and Economics Announces President/CEO of Barber Martin to be Executive-in-Residence

Robyn Deyo, president and CEO of Barber Martin Agency, one of the largest advertising agencies in the mid-Atlantic, will share her "underdog fighter" story as Executive-in-Residence at Longwood University's College of Business and Economics. Deyo's day with students will be capped off with a public presentation on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 pm in Longwood University's Hiner Auditorium.

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Robyn Deyo, President/CEO Barber Martin Agency

...starting over, taking risks, facing fears, being fiercely competitive, saying ‘yes’ to life and continuing to fight to beat the odds.

Farmville, Va. (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

Robyn Deyo, president and CEO of Barber Martin Agency, one of the largest advertising agencies in the mid-Atlantic, will speak Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Hiner Auditorium.

Deyo’s talk, “Underdog Fighter,” is part of the Executive-in-Residence lecture series in the College of Business and Economics. She will discuss her “entire life journey,” including the 10-year civil war in her native Zimbabwe, moving to this country as “an Olympic hopeful but having that dream shattered and starting over, taking risks, facing fears, being fiercely competitive, saying ‘yes’ to life and continuing to fight to beat the odds.”

Deyo started her career with Barber Martin as an administrative assistant in 1996. She became president in 10 years, and, under her leadership, the firm has experienced double-digit annual growth. In October 2012, Barber Martin was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Founded in 1988, Barber Martin is a full-service retail advertising agency located in Richmond.

The Executive-in-Residence series is a public service of the CBE and is made possible through the generous corporate support of Barrett Capital Management LLC. The CBE is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

About the College of Business and Economics and Longwood University:

Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds on Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The college’s required and outstanding internship program ensures that all students practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world.

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Longwood is a coeducational, comprehensive public institution offering 100 majors, minors and concentrations to more than 4,800 students with undergraduate programs in business administration, education and human services, nursing, and the arts and sciences, plus an MBA and other graduate programs in education, communication sciences and disorders, English and sociology.