Alumnus Barron Segar ’80 takes on increased roles at UNICEF


Alumnus Barron Segar ’80 has taken on additional responsibilities as chief development officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

According to a press release from UNICEF, Segar will continue to “oversee strategic leadership in key fundraising areas, and play a chief role in carrying out the vision for the organization as it works to ensure that every child has a happy and healthy childhood. He will supervise a leadership team of seven vice presidents and a division of more than 110 staff who raise funds and awareness of UNICEF’s mission – now including UNICEF Next Generation, the organization’s young professionals group.” Additionally, Barron will continue to serve on the UNICEF Global Think Tank – aiding in the development of UNICEF’s global development strategy. 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

“Barron started his work with our organization as a regional donor and board member before joining the U.S. Fund for UNICEF as staff – giving him unique perspective and insight to our donors and how they’re seeking to support our mission,” said Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.  “I am incredibly excited for Barron to leverage his years of experience in a larger way for the world’s children.” 

In 2014, Segar was awarded the Award for Distinguished Alumni from Norfolk Collegiate’s Alumni Association.

Before joining UNICEF, Barron served as the Director of Development for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Outside of UNICEF, Barron is a founding board member and corporate secretary of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and is a member of the New York Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.