Liberty University vice president named top executive of the local Better Business Bureau | Local

The vice president for university outreach and strategic partnerships at Liberty University has been named the top executive at the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia.

Barry N. Moore will become president and chief executive officer of the local BBB effective July 17, the organization’s board announced Monday morning.

He replaces Thomas Gallagher, who is retiring after leading the nonprofit business group for 35 years.  Gallagher will serve as a consultant as president emeritus for the remainder of the year to help with a smooth transfer of leadership.

Moore “was selected after our board reviewed the applications of literally dozens of high-level, high-performance business leaders from Virginia and beyond,” said Mark Binshtok, president of Mr. Fix-It who serves as the local BBB’s board chairman.

“Barry rose to the top of a very impressive field, and we are delighted that he has agreed to take the helm of the Central Virginia branch of one of the most respected brand names in the business world, the Better Business Bureau.”

For the last 12 years, Moore has worked at Liberty University as vice president for university outreach and strategic partnerships. In that capacity, he built partnerships with business and government entities, and represented the university’s interests before state and federal government organizations.

Before that, he served on the administrative faculty at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Busines, where he was responsible for developing custom training programs for business and government groups.

Moore also twice served as director of public affairs for the Marine Corps’ Quantico complex.

Moore lives with his wife, Soledad, in Forest in Bedford County. The couple plans to relocate to Richmond in the near future.

The local BBB serves Richmond and the Tri-Cities, as well as 42 surrounding counties, by providing educational services to new businesses and support services to existing businesses, and by providing validated business reviews and complaint resolution services.