Barbara Anderson received a B.S. degree in biology from Cornell University in 1979 and her Juris Doctorate Degree (cum laude) from the University of Toledo in 1986. During law school, Barb was admitted to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the University of Toledo Law Review.
After law school, Barb worked in the federal district court of the eastern district of Michigan as a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph M. Freeman from 1986- 1988. From 1988- 1991 she was an Associate with a law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz in Detroit, MI. She joined the Dow Corning law department in Midland in 1991. Barb’s career at Down Corning included counseling on product liability litigation, environmental, health, and safety laws and commercial business transactions.
Additionally, from 1999 until 2004, Barb was an adjunct professor at Saginaw Valley State University. She developed course materials and taught the Safety, Regulatory and Ethical Issues course in the Masters of Science and Technological Processes Program of the College of Science, Engineering & Technology. In 2005, Barb joined the Board of Directors at the Chippewa Nature Center and served as Board President from 2011- 2013. From 2014- 2016, Barb served on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Michigan Chapter. From early 2016 through 2017, Barb served as trustee and secretary to the Dow Corning Corporation Foundation, supporting its mission to improve access to science, technology, and math at the pre-university level.
Barb lives in Midland with her loving husband and well-behaved dog. Barb enjoys the outdoors as well as gardening, golf, tennis, sailing, cross country skiing, cooking, kitting, sewing and many other activities.