Making strides in business comes naturally for a talented business leader such as NCCU alumnus and former Board of Trustees vice chairman John Barbee.
Barbee was recently appointed as vice president of sales and marketing for the American Cultivation & Extraction Services (ACES), where he will lead development efforts for the vertically-integrated grower, producer and wholesale distributor of CBD products.
Prior to joining ACES, Barbee served as president of JB and L Associates, a consulting firm based in Greensboro, N.C. Under his leadership, the firm developed strategic marketing plans for consumer-goods manufacturers involving large retailers such as Sam’s Club, Walgreen’s and Costco.
Barbee built his reputation as an industry leader in sales and marketing with the pharmaceutical and nutritional products industries.
Most recently, he served in executive positions at Banner Pharmacaps, where he was senior vice president for consumer product sales and marketing, and also senior vice president for its nutritional and consumer product sales division.
As a longtime supporter of the university, Barbee has been a member of several committees, including the NCCU School of Business Board of Visitors as well as Board of Trustees, where he served as vice chairman.