Barbara Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Real Estate. She practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC, before returning to New Haven to work in the business her father started. After several decades as President and CEO of Pearce Real Estate, she is currently on sabbatical, in order to serve as the Interim CEO of The Connecticut Hospice, the country’s first hospice.
She has been extremely involved as a community leader in the State. She has chaired many boards, including The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Long Wharf Theatre, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the United Way of Greater New Haven, and the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She founded Women Organizing Women Political Action Committee (WOWPAC). She has served on the Connecticut Real Estate Commission, the Committee to Visit Harvard College, and as Campaign Chair of both the Greater New Haven United Way and the Greater New Haven National Arts Stabilization project.
Barbara holds honorary degrees from Albertus Magnus College and the University of New Haven, and has been honored by Glamour Magazine, the Connecticut Council on Philanthropy, and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, as well as numerous other organizations. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School, living in Guilford with her attorney husband, Norm Fleming. They have two grown children.