Barbara Zaun

Barbara Zaun, Eagles Director of Cheerleading

Barbara Zaun implemented a cutting-edge approach to branding the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders which led to their status as one of the most highly publicized, elite squads in the NFL. Under Barbara’s direction, the Eagles Cheerleaders have become known for their forward-thinking concepts and global appeal. Barbara directed the Eagles Cheerleaders’ international promotional tours to London, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Montreal and Quebec City, along with their goodwill military tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Diego Garcia, South Korea, Bosnia and Kosovo. Barbara managed all of the Eagles Cheerleaders publicity and participation at major sporting events including Super Bowl LII & Super Bowl XXIX, NFL Hall of Fame game, Senior Bowl, and the NFL Kickoff in Times Square. She has obtained high-profile opportunities for the squad with features in top publications such as Vogue and Elle, as well as, exclusive national television features on shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live and international media features with outlets including Sky Sports, BBC, and ESPN Asia.

Barbara was instrumental in the creation of the first NFL Cheerleader Calendar Mobile App, and within 5 days of the launch, the app ranked on Google Play’s list of Top 5 Sports Apps. She was also the Executive Producer of the popular one-hour Eagles Cheerleaders Special on NFL Network and creative director of the cheerleaders’ national publications. Barbara was involved in the creative process of outfitting the Eagles Cheerleaders in uniforms by famed designer Vera Wang and for the new signature pieces, which were highlighted during the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Additionally, she has fostered the inclusion of environmental sustainability into innovative projects. Barbara is passionate about humanitarian outreach and oversees the Eagles Cheerleaders’ international community service trips. Most recently, helping to provide the villages of Cajuil and Macao La Ceiba in the Dominican Republic with access to clean water and aiding to improve living conditions for children residing in orphanages in Mexico.

Barbara was a NFL Cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. An accomplished dancer and public speaker, prior to becoming a NFL Cheerleader, she was a titleholder and keynote speaker within the Miss America Organization and also awarded the prestigious Miss America Community Service Award. Barbara has a diverse background in both Sports and Entertainment formerly working in professional baseball and soccer as well as the modeling and television industry.