Barbara Shepard is the Sister Cities International State Representative for Western North Carolina. She is also a member of Asheville Sister Cities and is an active member of their Saumur, France Committee. Prior to moving to the western part of North Carolina she was the President of Sister Cities of Cary and represented them at the Cary Chamber and several local non-profits.
She retired from IBM in 2010 after over 12 years as a Management Consultant in the Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing practice area. Since retiring, she has served on several Town of Cary advisory boards including the Booth Amphitheater Advisory Commmittee and the Festivals Committee which assists the Town with the planning and implementation of the Town's Lazy Daze festival -a 2 day arts & crafts festival featuring over 300 artists, 100 concessionaires .and five stages. She is currently a member of the Madison County Rotary Club and serves on the Public Image committee and the Social Committee.