Rep. Barb Gleim has spent most of her adult life living, working and serving in the community of Carlisle. Prior to her election to the House of Representatives in 2018, she served as the director of operations and then director of business development at John W. Gleim Jr. Inc. Excavating.
Barb’s private sector work experience also included serving as project manager for Ahold Delhaize (the parent company of Giant Foods) and Daymon Worldwide, where she led several marketing and sales initiatives.
Not only has she helped private businesses thrive with her marketing and messaging skills, but she also has been and remains a small-business owner and entrepreneur as the co-owner and operator of Hayman Farms, the family farm that she and her husband continue to work growing hay and raising Hereford beef.
Barb has been an extremely active leader in her community with a focus on education. She served for eight years on the Cumberland Valley School Board. Now as a member of the House of Representatives, she currently serves on the following: House Education Committee (chairman of Subcommittee on Basic Education), House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, House Children and Youth Committee, House Labor and Industry Committee, Rare Disease Caucus (co-chair), Prolife Caucus, Prayer Caucus, Second Amendment Caucus, Economic Growth Caucus, State Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence, and State School Safety and Security Commission.
Barb has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration in Food and Agribusiness from Delaware Valley University. She resides in Middlesex Township with her husband, Tracy, and has three grown children – Kaitlin, Emily and Daniel.