Pauline BarfieldPauline Barfield
President and CEO
She started her company with an initial investment of $5,000 and a dream of gaining a foothold in the world of public relations entrepreneurship. BPR now has more than twenty years of communications experience consulting with a number of Fortune 500 firms. Her work in public and community relations spans the fields of education, healthcare, government, construction communications business development and the arts. Well versed in public relations, Barfield has extensive experience in image enhancement, publicizing community relations programs and implementing executing marketing-campaign.
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Jameel BarfieldJameel Barfield
Account Supervisor/ Media Relations Specialist
Mr. Barfield handles media relations and events coordinator, as well as Advertising Buying and office administration. Mr. Barfield was a Business Consultant for the Dept. of Commerce-NY Minority Business Development Agency, has a BA degree in Business Administration, and minor in Public Relations from the University of New Haven,
West Haven, Ct.
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Jennifer KennedyJennifer Kennedy
Administrator/Media Coordinator
Due to her life-long love of grammar and literature, she handles the copy-editing for BPR and client materials, and maintains the print, digital, and press media contacts. Jennifer attends client meetings as a BPR representative. She is also the on-site assistant to Pauline during special events.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a Master’s degree from SUNY Purchase. Jennifer is also a classical pianist who shares this passion with her community through her music school in Brooklyn, NY

Gordon BalkcomGordon Balkcom
Senior Account Executive
He oversees the firm’s management, nonprofit communications, media buying, planning and placement, and marketing strategy.
Gordon joined Barfield Public Relations in 2000. His previous roles in the public relations industry include communications director at the Central Brooklyn Partnership, and public relations specialist for both Soothe-A-Foot Inc., and Unlimited Creative Enterprises.
Gordon is a graduate of Hofstra University and earned a certificate in Pub-lic Relations Studies from New York University. The Black Public Relations Society of Greater New York recently honored him for his work.

Arlette Murrain
Consultant/Researcher, Proposal Writer
Ms. Murrain has strong administrative skills and is very knowledgeable of the public relations field. This knowledge gives her the ability to anticipate the needs of the client. Ms. Murrain has a BA in Sociology from HERBERT H. LEHMAN COLLEGE, CUNY, New York, NY

Strategic Partner

Ashay Media GroupAshay Media Group
The creative arm of BPR. Ashay is a full service branding, marketing and advertising agency based in Brooklyn, New York. The team has more than 20 years of experience within the areas of print, broadcast, interactive media and the visual and performing arts – with a collective passion for the eclectic and diverse. The result is a strategic, creative and technological synergy that has placed Ashay in the forefront as a developer of customized solutions for businesses seeking branding and marketing experiences that cut through.