Gold 'n Gavel 2017

Barbara Barrett

Barbara Barrett is Chairman of the Board of The Aerospace Corporation, a billion-dollar national security space technology center. She also serves on the governing bodies of Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, RAND and the Smithsonian.

Ambassador Barrett’s non-traditional legal career was inspired by her undergraduate internship at the Arizona State Legislature, where she worked a bill to create the Arizona Department of Transportation. Continuing in transportation during law school at ASU, she clerked at The Greyhound Corporation’s Law Department—a diversified Fortune 50 company with over 200 global subsidiaries.