Barbara Farfan Education: University of Georgia Expertise: Retail, Marketing, Business Development Retail industry expert to Fortune 500 retailersBusiness development consultant in branding, SEO, and marketingConductor of corporate orientation for Walt Disney World Resort Experience Barbara Farfan has more than a decade of experience as a business development consultant and retail Industry expert to some of the largest retail organizations in the world. Her speaking and consulting clients have included Fortune 500 retailers such as Texaco, Nissan, and ExxonMobil.Farfan draws heavily from her experience at the Walt Disney World Resort, which is no mickey mouse operation. As a Disney "cast member," she filled over two dozen positions in park operations, resorts, and human resources. She was chosen for the opening teams of two resorts, two restaurants, and an international training unit called Disney University Customized Programs.As a Disney University trainer, Farfan conducted corporate orientation and train-the-trainer programs for employees, as well as external programs on corporate culture, brand value, and marketing for international business and education leaders. Other clients who have welcomed Farfan's unique insights and quirky communication style include Citibank International, Price Waterhouse Coopers, the National Franchise Association, and Imperial Oil. Education Farfan earned a B.A. in Public Relations from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.