Director, NATO Information and Documentation Centre
Ms Maronkova joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Public Diplomacy Division in Brussels, Belgium, in 2006 as program coordinator, where she designed, planned, and implemented public diplomacy campaigns in a number of NATO member states. As of September 2010, as program manager for the Western Balkans, she advised several candidate countries on their national public awareness campaigns on NATO membership.
From January to December 2016, she worked for the office of the NATO’s Spokesperson.
As of 1 March 2017, she holds the position of Director of NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In 2003, she established and headed a Slovak-based NGO Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs to contribute to the public and academic debate on Slovakia’s membership to the EU and NATO. Her work included public relations and media appearances, public speaking, donors and stakeholders relations, as well as the management of the NGO.
A graduate of the University of Economics of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Barbora also holds a Public Affairs diploma from the Chartered Institute for Public Relations in the UK. She served as a non-resident Research Fellow with the Centre on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. Barbora is a frequent contributor and speaker on topics of strategic and government communications and public diplomacy.