As business officer, Mary Beth Barrow manages the budget and oversees technology projects at WRRI. In January of 2011 her position was split between North Carolina Sea Grant and WRRI. Starting in 2009 to present, she is also a Fiscal Officer with North Carolina Sea Grant. From 2005 to 2009, Barrow handled financial and grant-related matters for different departments at North Carolina State University. From 2002-2005, she worked at North Carolina Sea Grant in an administrative position.
Originally from Wake Forest, Barrow graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor of science in political science and a minor in business administration.