Barbara Bass, CPA is the CEO of Barbill Investments LLC and is an active volunteer on several community boards. In 2019, Barbara became a Texas Auctioneer and focuses on fundraising auctions for non-profits. Barbara spent over 40 years in the public accounting firm world and was a partner/officer with Gollob Morgan Peddy – Certified Public Accountants, a large local Tyler firm, which she helped build from 8 employees in 1982 to over 100 employees in 2019.
Barbara served as the Mayor of Tyler from May 2008 until May 2014, when she termed out. Her service through the Great Recession encompassed innovative and collaborative community initiatives, which poised Tyler for its future growth.
Since moving to Tyler after graduating from Texas A&M Commerce, Barbara has been engaged in our community and region through numerous volunteer roles. A few of the boards Barbara has chaired include the East Texas Chapter of CPAs, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tyler Economic Development Council.. Barbara was the T. B. Butler Award recipient in 2017 when she was honored as Tyler’s Most Outstanding Citizen.
Barbara is currently chair-elect of the UT Health Science Center Development Board and is Treasurer for the CampV/East Texas Veterans Community Council Board.