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Barbara Belton Burns

Barbara Belton Burns, American investment company executive. Named Entrepreneur of Year Arthur Young/Venture magazine, 1988, Outstanding Volunteer Opera Columbus, 1986, Volunteer of Year Diabetes Foundation, 1994; recipient Design award Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce, 1988.


  • Burns, Barbara Belton was born on December 10, 1944 in Fredericktown, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Clyde Monroe and Mary Celestial (Anderson) Belton.

  • Education

    • Student, Ohio State University, 1975.


    • Director national sales American Way, Chicago, 1976-1977. Recruiter Bell & Howell Schools, Columbus, Ohio, 1978-1980. President, founder Bardon Investment Corporation, Naples, Florida, 1980-1990.

      Founder Cambridge Management Company, Columbus, 1983-1986. President, Chief Executive Officer Charter's Total Wardrobe Care, 1984-1989. Founder, executive Phoenix Business Group, Inc., since 1990.

      Founder, president Celestial Group Inc., Las Vegas, since 1999. President Bondtech Direct Nutraceuticals, since 2002. Vice president sales & marketing Innovative Beverage Technology, LLC.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Treasurer Vicace-Columbus Symphony, 1981—1982. Fundraiser Grant Hospital, Columbus, 1986. Chairman Impresarios/Opera Columbus, 1986—1987.

    Founding member Columbus Women's Board, 1986—1987. Member development committee Babe Zaharias/American Cancer Society. Auction chairman Opera Ball-Opera/Columbus, 1989.

    Tennis tournament chairman NABOR Scholarship Fund, 1990—1991. Member Philharmonic Chorale, Naples, Florida, 1992, First Presbyterian of Las Vegas Chancel Choir, since 1998. Spokesman Diabetes Foundation Collier County, Florida, since 1992, president, 1994, Diabetes Foundation, since 1994.

    President Chief Executive Officer Bond Direct NutraCeuticals. Elder Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1994. Member Jubilee Gospel Singers, since 2005.

    Church choir First Presbyterian Munich. Chair Fruit Presbyterian Church. Member Naples Chamber of Commerce (new business committee since 1990), Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.



    Tennis, boating, travel, music.


    • Married Larry J. Bohannon. March 27, 1963 (divorced). 1 child, Timothy Joseph.

      Married Donald Edward Burns, November 1, 1980. Stepchildren: Brian Edward, David Keone (deceased).
    • father: Clyde Monroe Belton
    • mother: Mary Celestial (Anderson) Belton
    • spouses: Larry J. Bohannon
    • Donald Edward Burns
    • children: Timothy Joseph Burns
    • Brian Edward Burns
    • David Keone Burns (deceased)
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    Born December 10, 1944
    (age 72)
    • 1975
      Ohio State University
    • 1976 - 1977
      Director, national sales American Way
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      recruiter Bell & Howell Schools
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1990
      Naples, Florida, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      founder Cambridge Management, Company
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      president, Charter's Total Wardrobe Care
    • 1984 - 1989
      Chief Executive Officer, Charter's Total Wardrobe Care
    • 2002
      president, Bondtech Direct Nutraceuticals
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