Barry is a retired Chevron Oil Company public affairs executive. His career with Chevron spanned almost 37 years and involved such varied roles as worldwide management development and training; marketing and sales; directing corporate giving and community involvement; regional management of public affairs for the 27 states east of the Mississippi River; and Chevron’s representative for community issues in San Francisco, which was Chevron’s corporate headquarters.
Barry has served on the Board of Planned Parenthood of CT and as chair of United Way of San Francisco; President of a number of homeowner associations. He manages the Lastra/Coolbrith donor-directed fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the focus of which is disadvantaged young people.
He has three children and four grandchildren, all in California. His wife, Alison Coolbrith, who had a long and distinguished career as an executive at Aetna, passed away in 2015. Barry splits his time between his home in Bloomfield and San Francisco.