Position: Founder & CEO
After ten years working as a television news reporter and anchor within the Philadelphia, and New York regions – among other cities – Mindie Barnett decided to use her knowledge and experience in the media to help propel businesses and position companies as thought-leaders. Barnett founded MB and Associates in 2003 and swiftly garnered a great deal of clients in a short amount of time. Because of her vast knowledge of the news business and strong ties with key members of the media – both on the local and national levels – MB and Associates was able to achieve rapid results and obtain countless press opportunities for clients. Due to these attributes, Mindie Barnett is now one of the nation’s most sought-after and respected publicists.
Mindie was raised in South Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York as well as graduate credits in the field of public relations from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She’s worked as an anchor/reporter at various television outlets including NBC 10, Cablevision’s News 12 New Jersey, TSM 24-Hour News, NBC in Louisiana, and NBC in Illinois. She is a devout volunteer with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate, Philadelphia’s Maternity Care Coalition, the South Jersey Chapter of the Ovarian Cancer Coalition, the Jewish Federation of South Jersey and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of South Jersey, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and many other charities.
Mindie Barnett’s public relations credits include landing clients’ opportunities on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Live with Kelly, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Anderson Cooper, In Touch Magazine, US Weekly, InStyle Magazine, USA Today and MSNBC, among numerous regional inclusions. Barnett was named “Business Owner of the Year,” by the South Jersey chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her firm has won “Best PR Firm” by South Jersey Biz Magazine, two years in a row, as well as receiving a “2023 Women of Influence” award from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her PR firm also won a “Top PR Firm in the United States” accolade in 2023.
Barnett maintains her public relations firm, in addition to her on-air mental health contributing, motivational speaking events and is the proud author of the self-help memoir “Intermission,” and women empowerment business book “You Don’t Need to Be a Bitch to Be a Boss,” both from Post Hill Press.
In addition, Barnett is a graduate student at Pepperdine University, where she is pursuing her degree in clinical counseling and will soon be a practicing professional clinical counselor, working toward licensure with a specialty in anxiety, mood disorders, depression and adjustment disorders among adolescents and young adults.
She resides in South Jersey and Manhattan with her two teenage children and two fur babies, Max, and Parker.