Monica Bardier ’92 received her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and English from Plymouth State. After graduation, she landed a job at WMUR-TV as a news producer at the local ABC affiliate in Manchester, NH. She continued her career path at the station and ten years later, under her leadership as executive news producer, the station won its first Emmy from the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences for Breaking News coverage. She produced WMUR-TV’s first nationally televised political debates during the 1996 Presidential Election—more than 17 million viewers watched the debate broadcast live on C-SPAN and CNN. Monica was an integral part of WMUR-TV’s relocation from Granite Street in Manchester to its current South Commercial Street home. Her television career also included news producing at WCVB–TV, Channel 5 in Boston, MA.
Monica is an award-winning marketing and public relations executive, and is owner and president of PingPR, a public relations driven marketing communications agency. PingPR provides fully integrated multidisciplinary marketing services, including social media, to build awareness and sales for its clients.
Prior to founding PingPR, Monica worked for five years as the vice president of communications at a leading advertising agency in New Hampshire, strategizing and implementing marketing and public relations campaigns for more than a dozen of the agency’s top accounts. Monica also served as the director of community relations at Catholic Medical Center (CMC), one of the state’s leading acute-care hospitals. Her work at CMC, which included the announcement of the hospital’s Da Vinci Robotics, earned her recognition as the top public relations professional among her peers by the New England Society of Healthcare Professionals.
Monica has a strong civic background. She currently sits on the leadership committee for the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball Gala and is a board member with the Concord YMCA, where she serves as co-chair of the marketing committee and sits on the strategic planning committee. Monica is an active member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, serving on several committees, including the Chamber’s prestigious Annual Dinner and the Leadership Manchester committee. Monica resides in Pembroke, NH, with her husband, Aaron, and daughters, Maddie, Casey, and Emily. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, which includes training for triathlons with a local triathlete group in Concord, NH.
Monica’s term on the board of directors ends in 2014.