Tammy J. Barber
Ms. Barber is the Majority Owner and Chief Operating Officer of BarberWind Turbines, LLC where she provides the vision and leadership to ensure the operational and financial strength of the company while bringing their exciting new wind turbine technology to market domestically and internationally. The BWT800kW turbine is designed to stand alone economically, for microgrid and Distributed Wind applications. Third party calculations state BWT will produce energy at 2.3¢ per kWh without any tax incentives or government subsidies
Prior to BarberWind Turbines, Tammy owned Moxie Equestrian, Inc., where she provided strategic sales and marketing direction which propelled the company into being recognized as an international brand. Moxie Equestrian products were worn by Kentucky Derby winners, Kentucky Oaks winners, Breeder’s Cup World Champions, professional riders, champion riders, everyday riders, and one of the Scandinavian Royal Families. She sold the company in 2010.
Beyond her professional commitments, Tammy has had extensive volunteer board work in the state of South Carolina, and the county of Greenville, South Carolina, including: South Carolina Educational Television Commission representing Congressional District 4 (current), South Carolina Arts Commission Foundation Board of Directors (current), South Carolina Film Commission Advisory Board (current), Executive Committee of the Poinsett Club Board of Governors (2018), Chair of the Poinsett Club House Committee (2018), Poinsett Club Board of Governors (2016-2018), Senior Action Board of Directors (2015 – 2018), Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Foundation (2007 – 2015), St. Francis Fellow (2011), St. Francis Society (current), Artisphere Board of Directors (2007 – 2015), Chair of the Artisphere Performing Arts Committee (2011 – 2012), BeachBall Foundation Co-Founder and Board of Directors (2004 – 2009), Greenville Professional Women’s Forum (2010 – 2015), President Greenville Professional Women’s Forum (2014), Roper Mountain Science Center Association, South Carolina Ballet Board of Directors (2000 – 2004).
Ms. Barber has chaired numerous large events such as the 2008 Greenville Symphony Diamond Jubilee Black & White Ball and the 2011 U.S. Navy SEAL Tribute Gala.
Tammy attended Furman University where she majored in vocal music performance. She is a twenty-seven-year veteran of the stage, performing in over sixty-five productions carrying over thirty lead roles. Tammy won the 1992 Greenville Little Theater OSCAR for Female Supporting Lead in American Beauty, is an award-winning choreographer, is the 2015 Dancing with the Carolina Stars Ballroom Champion, the 2015 DWCS Fundraising Superstar, and the 2018 Hotlanta -The Classic Bronze Ballroom Champion. She won the 2022 Silver medal winner in Closed American Smooth and Bronze medal winner in Closed American Rhythm at the Grand National Ballroom Championships. The 2023 double Gold medal winner in Closed Silver American Rhythm and double Bronze medal winner in Closed Silver American Smooth at The Heritage Classic Championships. She won the Silver Medal in Closed American Rhythm at the prestigious Emerald Ball Ballroom Championships in LA in 2023.
Her professional awards and achievements include the 2002 Ahold Global Advertising & Promotions Crown Award, 2002 BI-LO Outstanding Achiever Award (awarded annually to the top three associates from 27,000 associates in five states), 2003 Best of Show ADDY Award (Greenville Ad Club) Advertising for the Arts Campaign (South Carolina Ballet), 2003 Gold ADDY Award – Logo/Trademark, 2003 Gold ADDY Award – Arts Campaign, 2003 Gold ADDY Award – Arts Print, 2003 Silver ADDY Award – Arts Stationary Package – Mechanic, 2003 Silver ADDY Award – Arts Stationary Package – Pool Hall.
Tammy enjoys fine dining, cooking, fine wines, international travel, interior design, musical theatre, singing, dancing, acting, world events, and geopolitics. She married her husband Jerry Barber in 2003 in Turtle Island, Fiji; together they have six children and eight grandchildren.