Ellen Barry

Ellen Barry

Principal
The EBarry Group

Ellen Barry is the Principal at the EBarry Group.

Previously, Acting Director of IT for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District managing a staff of 70 in the waste water treatment business. Previously, she led a small women owned IT consulting business, The EBarry Group, after spending over 10 years as CIO for the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority. The Authority owns and manages McCormick Place, Navy Pier and the Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel. Along with overseeing the traditional responsibilities of IT, Ms. Barry has been successful in implemented revenue generating initiatives by insourcing the delivery of Internet and Technical Services to Exhibitors, Show Management and Meeting Planners for convention and meeting planning events; installing revenue generating wireless services throughout McCormick Place and Navy Pier which allow for over 8000 concurrent users within the facility; and implementing a gigabit circuit to “next generation networks” including Internet2 and other next generation networks.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010