Marla Barnes

Publisher and Chief Editor

Marla Barnes is Publisher of PennWell’s Hydro Group. Products in the group include the HydroVision International, HydroVision Brazil, and HydroVision Russia conferences and exhibitions; Hydro Review magazine, and the information website

Marla previously served as chief editor of the hydropower publications and events formerly owned by HCI Publications. She has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and conference organizer in the hydroelectric power industry. In her role as publisher, she is the business leader of the Hydro products for PennWell.

Marla’s membership in professional organizations includes the U.S. Society on Dams and the National Hydropower Association. She is an honorary member of the International Commission on Large Dams, the world’s preeminent dam-building organizations.

Marla has served in other professional positions such as television producer and director of agricultural communications, as well as home economics editor of agricultural communications for Oklahoma State University.

Fast Facts:
Twenty-three years editorial experience in the hydroelectric industry

  • Polo R-VII Public Schools Board of Education, president 2000 to 2007
  • 4-H Club Adult Volunteer Leader
  • Oklahoma State University: BS, Radio-Television-Film with an emphasis on News Editorial
  • Oklahoma State University: BS, Home Economics Education and Community Service

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