Rachel Barber is the Executive Vice President of Finance for VEC, Inc. She started her career at VEC in 1999 as the Accounts Receivable Manager. Rachel continued to oversee the Accounts Receivables as well as many other accounting tasks over her 20+ year career at VEC.
Her background also includes co-founding Women in NECA(WIN), affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association with her sister, Tricia Ferry. WIN supports the professional development of women working in the electrical contracting (EC) industry through educational and networking events.
Community and volunteer commitments include the Better Business Bureau of Youngstown as a board member for over five years. Volunteering for the American Heart Association to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease by sitting on the Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team, the Heart Walk Executive Leadership team as well as being a Tri-County Board member and most recently the Board Chair for the local AHA.
Rachel has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff Barber for over 24 years. They have two children, Elizabeth and Nathan. Rachel and Jeff are very proud that Elizabeth also works at VEC as the Safety Manager. Their son, Nathan is currently attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying Business Finance.
In addition to working in the family business, volunteering her time with the American Heart Association, Rachel is an avid runner and enjoys spending weekends on Lake Erie and as much time as possible on the beach in Pensacola, Florida.