Barbara Porter is Vice President, Business Development & Customer Service, Nicor National. In this customer-centric role, she is responsible for a 250-agent Call Center, which serves the warranty, energy management, and HVAC needs of the company’s customers. Under her stewardship, the Call Center has been recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” five years in a row. In addition, the Call Center has been presented with CRM’s 2011 Service Elite Award.
In addition, Barbara oversees the performance of Nicor National’s Client Relations area, which ensures that the expectations of its utility partners are met, as well as leads business development initiatives that are designed to help the company realize its national expansion plans. Prior to joining Nicor National in 2005, Barbara served as President of IBT Services, a leading call center in the utility/energy industry, which she founded in 1991. When Nicor National acquired IBT in 2005, she was named General Manager, and subsequently promoted to her current position in 2008.