基因巴尔 is the 总统 and 首席执行官 of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the state's largest broad-based business advocacy association. He oversees all operations of the PA Chamber and its for-profit subsidiary, PA Chamber Insurance.
Barr joined the PA Chamber in February 2003. He served for more than eight years as Vice 总统 of Government and Public Affairs before being elected 总统 in October 2011. 在他的任期内, he has worked on many significant legislative and regulatory efforts critical to improving Pennsylvania's business climate.
Barr has more than 40 years of experience in various facets of government, political and public affairs activity, 和业务操作. 他在英国石油公司美国分公司工作.S. subsidiary of British Petroleum) for more than 12 years, including assignments in refining at the company's Marcus Hook, PA refinery; retail marketing at the U.S. 总部在克利夫兰, OH; and in state government affairs in BP's Atlanta, GA区域办事处, where he was responsible for all legislative activities across six states.
In 1992, Barr joined the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania, the state office of the American Petroleum Institute, 作为副主任. There he handled all legislative, regulatory, and media activity affecting major oil companies. He was named Executive Director of API in 1997.
In 2000, he joined the law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, the largest Harrisburg-based law firm, to start a government relations practice.
Barr has previously served as a board member and chair of the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board and as a board member for United Way of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. 他也被政府任命. Ed Rendell as a member of the Stimulus Oversight Commission and served as a member of Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.
He is currently a member of both the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and the Early Learning Investment Commission. In 2019, he was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to co-chair the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
He is a member of the Council of State Chambers; the U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, 100年委员会, and Nominating and Governance Committee; and the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. Barr also serves on the boards of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Bridge Educational Foundation, and United Way of the Capital Region.
In 2021, Barr was ranked number 10 on 城市 & State Pennsylvania’s “Power 100” list of the key players in Pennsylvania’s political process. He has been recognized as 'The Most Effective Association Lobbyist' in the Commonwealth Pennsylvania Legislative Services and was included in Pennlive/Patriot-News' 2017 list of the 17 most influential people in Pennsylvania politics.
Barr served as a local elected official in the Philadelphia area for almost 10 years. 他毕业于圣. Joseph’s University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He is a board member and former chair of the National Civil War Museum and the author of a non-fiction book on the American Civil War, A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat.