Background and Services

Business Background and Services of PRODUCTIONS USA, Inc.

Business Background of Barbara Lee Cohen

  • COPY CHIEF AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR TWO MAJOR AD AGENCIES
  • SHORT FILM WRITER
  • PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER (SINGER , DANCER & DIRECTOR)
  • CO-AUTHOR, CO-PRODUCER AND ON-AIR PERSONALITY FOR LIVE WEEKLY TEEN TELEVISION SHOW
  • *OWNER/PRESIDENT - NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM
  • *EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ SPECIAL CHILDREN'S CHARITIES (co-sponsor of The Special Olympics programs)
  • *CONSULTANT/DEPARTMENT HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE (to create special public awareness campaigns and train Developmental Disabilities Councils in 10 states)
  • *CONSULTANT TO ILLINOIS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR RETARDED CHILDREN AND ADULTS
  • *OWNER & PRESIDENT/ THE COORDINATORS, INC. (National Event and Promotional Marketing firm)
  • PRESIDENT & CEO/ PRODUCTIONS USA, Inc.

Community Services

Board Director/ The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
Past President/ International Special Events Society (ISES)/Greater Chicagoland Chapter
Member and Committee Co- Chair- Meeting Planners International (MPI)-Chicago Area Chapter
Lifetime Advisor and Board member/Senior Vice President / Special Children's Charities
Volunteer Coordinator/ St. Joseph's Carondelet Child Center and Solace Place -31 years
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Special Events -during eras of Kathy Osterman and Jim Sheahan
Volunteer Entertainment Coordinator/18th District Police Department Senior Programs 28 years
Volunteer event planner/ Centers for abused and battered children, teens, women. and seniors 34 years
Member - 33 Cultural, Recreational & Educational organizations/ facilities serving the community at large
Winner 2004 Lifetime Achievement award from ISES and NACE and the International ESPRIT

More extensive credentials available upon request (* indicates programs run simultaneously)