Stephen Gregory Barr

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Media executive Stephen Gregory Barr, in brief.

November 1, 2021
2 minutes
Stephen Gregory Barr

Executive management level media veteran with experience in business development sales strategy, operations and team management.  Proven track record of driving substantial revenue growth, managing organizations and navigating industry changes. Extensive experience in traditional, linear and emerging platforms across multiple verticals.

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City.  Profession: Media, entertainment executive.  Organization: Univision.  Title: Vice President, Business Development.  Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.  Alma mater: Morehouse College (B.A.); NYU  (M.Sc.); MIT Sloan (M.B.A.).

Hobbies: Travel, fitness, epicurean, cultural savant.  Recent travel or adventure: Cartagena, Colombia (September 2021).  Last book read: Belonging, by Michelle Obama.  Recently viewed and recommended: Succession (HBO).

What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal.  Moral compass points: Integrity, honesty.  How do you define a perfect friendship? One that is reciprocal and grounded in trust.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Doctor. What is your go-to workout? Bikram Yoga.

What book have you repeatedly read? The Four Agreements.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Delores Claiborne.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? Both mother and father.  What is the best advice you received growing up? Never accept the status quo, because it’s someone else’s view  and their perspective.  What is your go-to source of news and information? The New York Times.

What change would you like to see in the world? The end of hate.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Disinformation.

What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Jonathan Majors.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer.  What advice would you give your younger self? Be brave.

Personal motto: Don’t get stuck, keep evolving.  Favorite quote: Believe people when they tell you who they are.

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