Marylon Hand Barkan is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Main Street Alabama (MSA) where she is charged with managing the organizations communications including media relations, e-news communications, social media, and website.
Marylon also assists on location in Main Street Alabama communities with program launch, trainings and resource team visits as well as coordinating the aLABama Downtown Laboratory and the Awards of Excellence program.
Prior to her position with MSA, Marylon served as Program Coordinator/Marketing Director for Main Street Mobile for 4 years and has also done freelance work assisting developers and property owners in planning and implementing retail promotions for tenants and managing merchant relations.
Marylon holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, a Master of Education from Auburn University and has completed graduate studies in historic preservation at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro Tennessee, and Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Marylon and her husband Leon live in Mountain Brook, Alabama with their daughters Sophie and Molly, and their cat CB.