Barbara Flynn is the President of People First, Inc. Prior to founding People First, she served as Controller for a $23 million family entertainment operation, was co-owner of a high-fashion jewelry manufacturing company based in New York with additional businesses in London and the Philippines. In all her activities, she achieves success with strong team-building skills and the ability to see success through to the end.
Barbara believes in “paying it forward” by teaching HR and Business related courses at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and Barry University in Miami, Florida.
She has spoken at various associations and organizations around the country presenting a variety of business-related topics. She is a past President of the human resources Association of Broward County and has held leadership roles in the Producers Chapter of Business Networking International. She is a member of the Society of human resources Management and the American Payroll Association.
Barbara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Language & Linguistics from Florida Atlantic University and received her Master’s Degree in human resources Management from Nova Southeastern University. She is a certified Senior Professional in human resources and SHRM-SCP which are the highest credentials obtainable in the human resources profession. She has been in the HR field for over 30 years.
Barbara is an active member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and has held many leadership roles in various ministries. She is an avid sports fan and has had season tickets to all of South Florida’s professional teams. She also is a season ticket holder to the Broward Broadway series. She has performed with the American Legion Symphonic Band. She is also a marathoner having walked in 3 full and 40 half marathons in the span of 5 years.
She brings a lot to the table and has a thorough understanding of what it takes to run a business. This expertise gives her the competitive advantage when offering People First services to her clients. Her motto says it all: “People First… where everything begins and ends with people.”