Jean Bartell Barber, Vice Chairman & Treasurer, Bartell Drugs, “Staying Relevant in a Fast Changing Retail Environment”
Granddaughter of the company’s founder, George H. Bartell, Sr., Jean Barber works alongside her older brother, George D. Bartell (Chairman), and together they represent the third generation of the Bartell family to actively run the 127‑year‑old business. Bartell Drugs is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain. Prior to the hiring of an outside CEO in 2015, Barber’s areas of responsibility included finance, risk management, administration, human resources, real estate, and strategic planning.
Jean Bartell Barber began her career as a teenager, as her brother and father did before her, learning about the family business by taking store inventories and working at the chain’s old Triangle store in Downtown Seattle as a cashier clerk. She also worked as a bookkeeper at the office during her college years.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, Barber worked as a loan officer at Seafirst Bank in correspondent banking. She rejoined Seafirst Bank in their asset/liability management department after graduating with distinction from The Wharton School’s MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to become assistant vice president of the balance sheet management department at NCNB (later renamed Nations Bank) and the treasurer of a home building business in North Carolina, before moving back to Seattle to continue her involvement in the family business.
In addition to sitting on the Bartell Drugs’ board, Barber is Co‑Chair of the board of Henbart LLC, the family’s real estate arm. She sits on the board of the YWCA and their executive board, and she is a past member of the Executive Advisory Council of Seattle Pacific University and their Center for Integrity in Business. She is also a member of University Presbyterian Church and is active in C3.
Barber resides in Edmonds with her husband Dave, and they have three grown children.
On Saturday, December 2, Bellevue Rotarians will once again participate in holiday bell ringing at Nordstrom, Bellevue Square, in support of the Salvation Army. There are five 90‑minute shifts, with two locations per shift, one upstairs and one downstairs. Two persons or one family/group are required for each shift, at each location.
It’s one day only at Bellevue Square. Sign up for a shift online and bring your family to ring in the holiday season in support of the efforts of the Salvation Army!
Contact: Tracy Rockwell
The Bellevue Rotary First Harvest Work Party is held the second Saturday, every other month, from 8:30-11:00AM, at the Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent. This is a wonderful and meaningful way to be a part of a hands-on project that helps people in our own community. All Rotarians, family members and friends are invited to help! (Children must be at least 3rd grade or 9 years old.)
The Bellevue Rotary Club organizes work parties every other month, but you can sign up to attend a work party in any month. Just visit the Rotary First Harvest website and click on the sign up link for the date of the work party in which you wish to participate. A one-step form will open for you to complete, and you can use this form to sign up for a work party several months in advance.
The BRC Fellowship Ski Retreat will at Sun Valley, ID, is just around the corner (March 8‑12), and deposits are due November 1.
With more than 3,400 vertical feet and over 2,000 acres of varied terrain, Sun Valley offers skiers and boarders something special on two mountains, Bald and Dollar. Accommodations are at the Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Resort Village, a luxury AAA Four-Diamond, 4.5 star resort, with newly remodeled luxury rooms and suites and basic WiFi access. Centrally Located in The Sun Valley Resort Village, the Lodge is and less than 1.5 miles from Ketchum, with a free resort shuttle to River Run and Warm Springs ski areas and to Ketchum.
$1115* per person based on double occupancy King Room (+ $499 single supplement)
$1169* per person based on double occupancy King Suite (+ $569 single supplement)
$1210* per person based on double occupancy Queen Suite
* Deduct $250/person for no airfare
* Deduct $200/person for no lift ticket
- $500 deposit per person due by November 1, 2017
- Final Payment due by December 20, 2017
- Refunds available for cancellations and/or itinerary changes received through December 20, 2017
- Cancellations and/or itinerary changes received on or after December 21 may not be available for refund.
Questions? Contact Brittany Barker.