Meet your new marketing team! We are here to help you grow your business with barter!
Bill Meacham – President
Bill Meacham moved to Virginia in 1978, from North Carolina. Originally in the restaurant business, Bill became fascinated with the notion of professional bartering and quickly shifted careers in January 1983.
Being enthralled with the concept of paying off debt with products and services, Bill spent endless hours communicating and educating Richmond business owners of the benefits of “barter”.
He worked his way up to “partner” in the Richmond-based BancMarc and eventually bought that partner out in 2004. Four years later in 2008, he acquired The Barter Authority, in Virginia Beach and; thus, spread his local trade exchange into more opportunities and advantages for all participating trade members.
Today, Bill continues to pioneer the professional trade exchange concept and has written a book titled “Smarter Companies Barter”.
Operations & Marketing
Donna has been with The Barter Authority for over 14 years. She heads up our Operations and Marketing Departments, but has worn all the different hats in this business. Donna absolutely loves working at The Barter Authority and assisting our members. She says, "everyday is a new challenge"!
Advertising & Brokering
A.J. has been a sales executive for more than 16 years, during which she has experience in radio with Salem Media, Radio One and Delmarva, along with selling for a wholesale vendor - Liz Claiborne. A.J. also has 17 years’ experience as a retail buyer. During her retail buyer year’s she helped launch five major sales campaigns, and trained dozens of new buyer assistants. AJ currently represents Barter Authority in one of the local BNI groups (Business Network International).
Sales, Brokering & Marketing
John grew up in Richmond and has over 25 years’ experience working with business owners. He brought his extensive experience in sales, marketing and networking to The Barter Authority in 2016. John and The Barter Authority are members of many networking groups and associations including BNI (Business Network International), Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to name a few.
Hampton Roads Sales Team
Hampton Roads Senior Account Executive
After a 15-year civil service career with the State of Virginia Sue transitioned to helping others as a Natural Health Counselor/phlebotomist. Starting in 2011 Sue began working with Nulegacy RX card and networked with over 1000 practices in Virginia & North Carolina; saving individuals several million dollars on prescriptions. It is her commitment and pleasure to become another marketing arm for your business allowing your business to prosper.
Hampton Roads Account Executive
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Owen fell in love with Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1992 and has been a resident since. Owen has 15 years experience in the auto industry in sales, finance, and marketing and an additional 4 years experience in the mortgage industry as a loan officer.
Hampton Roads Account Executive
Karen is a native of Virginia. She served four years in the United States Coast Guard and has had fifteen years in customer service with a local area hospital. She also has been an independent consultant for a national cosmetic company.