Nomination Date: 19/03/2019
Barry is an 18-year resident of Long Branch with his wife of 22 years, Kelly, and children Graham and Eileen.
Barry O’Brien began his career as a senior policy advisor in the Ontario government, serving in a number of capacities including a policy development role in the Office of the Premier.
In 1997, he was recruited to the LCBO where he served as a member of the senior management for 17 years.
In 2014, Barry joined Centennial College as Dean of Business, where he is responsible for a team of over 250 professors and 4,000 business students.
Barry has a keen interest in his community and volunteers his time working for local business organizations and the Canadian Red Cross.
His interest in public policy is long standing: Barry holds a Bachelors of Arts from Saint Francis Xavier University, a Masters of Public Administration from Dalhousie University, and a Masters of International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Barry was recently awarded the Chartered Manager designation from the Canadian Institute of Management.