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Michelle Barron

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Michelle Barron is a servant leader, experienced management professional with a diverse combination of work experience in the private and public sectors including economic development, planning, management, and public administration. She has over 20 years of solid project, administrative and organization skills, and non-profit leadership.

Michelle Barron began her career in Economic Development working for the Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation in various administrative positions. During that time, she was appointed as the Vice President of Neighborhood Development. During her tenure at B.E.R.C she managed economic development programs for the City of Buffalo to assist small businesses and revitalize commercial districts.

Michelle took over the role of Executive Director of Dress for Success Buffalo in 2016. Dress for Success is the only global organization focusing on women navigating the world of work. Our signature programs - clothing and confidence, assist our clients to nail the interview and secure the job.

Dress for Success Buffalo currently partners with the Mayor Summer Youth Program providing workshops to over 2000 youth regarding the power of creating their personal brand. To date, Dress for Success Buffalo has provided interview and employment suiting in addition to workshops and resources to over 1500 women in the City of Buffalo to assist them with entering the workforce. Additionally, DFS Buffalo has collaborative partnerships with Oath, Adecco Foundation, Best Buy, Key Bank Foundation, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America.

Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success Worldwide has expanded to more than 144 cities in 25 countries and has helped nearly one million women work towards self-sufficiency.