Barbara Mink is a Senior Lecturer of Management Communication at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She is a management communication professional with a focus on intercultural communication, leadership, and persuasion. She teaches persuasive and informational writing for business purposes, as well as business presentations that are clear, concise, and compelling. She was news director of WHCU radio from 1978 to 1986, and taught radio journalism at Ithaca College and Cornell. Mink served on the Tompkins County Legislature for 12 years, and as its chair for five. She was also founder and director of the Light in Winter Festival of Science and the Arts from 1999-2011. Mink is a visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe in Paris, where she teaches effective leadership through communication. Mink is also an active painter with an international presence.