Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet the Team: Gordon Barnes, In-House Consultant

Gordon BarnesGordon Barnes is an in-house consultant at AAHomecare. He has worked for the team for several periods since 2007.

Gordon is best known as the Appointment Concierge to attendees of our annual Washington Legislative Conference – setting, confirming and managing hundreds of Capitol Hill appointments for conference attendees. (Put his skills to the test by joining us at the Legislative Conference in DC on Feb. 15-16) He also helps grow AAHomecare’s grassroots advocacy capacity and has a hand in several other communications projects and outreach activities.

Before joining AAHomecare, Gordon worked in public relations, grassroots and online communications roles for the DC-based PR firm Burson-Marsteller, the American Gas Association, the American Forest and Paper Association and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, majoring in English.

Fun Facts
  • Gordon lives in a townhouse in nearby Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, that was built in 1824, which he has been restoring for the better part of a decade. He does not particularly recommend this hobby for people who value their money or mental health.

  • Speaking of often-frustrating hobbies: Gordon is a long-time Washington Redskins fan.

  • Gordon attended the wedding of Wheel of Fortune grandee Pat Sajak (friend of bride’s family) and swears he is somewhere in the background in People magazine photos. He recalls that Vanna White seemed tiny in person.

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