Brian Barasch - Baumhart Scholar
Brian serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, an independent Jewish day school serving over 500 students age three through grade eight. He is responsible for the design, development and management of marketing and communications strategies that generate new enrollment, maximize student retention, enable successful fundraising and engage both internal and external stakeholders.
Previously, Brian led marketing efforts for Marwen, a non-profit providing free visuals arts courses for under-served youth. In this role, he managed the #ThisIsMarwen public awareness campaign which placed large-scale student art installations in public spaces across Chicago. Most recently, as the Director of Marketing at DePaul University’s School of Music, Brian oversaw the college’s market research and brand repositioning work, and led advertising and communications for Unveiled, the 11-day grand opening celebration of the college’s $98 million performing arts facility. Brian received a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University where he studied performing arts management. He has served as a review panelist for the City of Chicago’s CityArts grant, a competition judge for the Publicity Club of Chicago’s Golden Trumpet Awards, was included on the Jewish Federation’s 2016 36 Under 36 list of Jewish professionals, and currently sits on the board of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.