Meet Shari Winet Rodriguez

09 Apr 2013, by IABC Webmaster in IABC/SD News, Meet our Members, Member Profiles

A former television journalist, Shari is now the Vice President of Public Relations at Bridgepoint Education. She has been a member of IABC since 2008 and has been a regular attendee of the annual IABC International Conference. Outside of work, you might find this San Diego native at one of her son’s baseball games, eating Mexican food, or in a Yoga class. Additionally, Shari enjoys relaxing on weekend getaways and being anywhere the sun is shining.

About Me

La Mesa, CA

Current residence:
La Mesa, CA

IABC Member Since:

Favorite Quote:
“If we’re not supposed to dance, why all the music?”

Three words that best describe me:
Driven, Inquisitive, and Loyal

When I’m not working, you could find me…
At my son’s baseball games, eating Mexican food, relaxing on a weekend getaway, in a Yoga class, or anywhere the sun is shining.

My Life in Communications

The biggest communications challenge I have faced…
Truly, every day is a new challenge in this industry. But that’s why I love the work I do. I feel blessed to be in the position I’m in and to lead such an incredible team of communications professionals.

My favorite communications memory is…
My first live shot as a young, new-on-the-scene, television journalist. What a rush!

The most important communications or professional lesson I’ve learned is…
Relationships matter. A lot.

Resources that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators are…
Associations, webinars, conferences, workshops, etc. I think it’s so important to never stop learning and growing, both personally and professionally.

The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is…
I find the annual IABC International Conference to be one of the most informative and enjoyable opportunities available to communication professionals. I highly recommend attending.

You should know this about me…
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, a workaholic and, truth be told, somewhat competitive.

Career Highlights

Current Job
Vice President of Public Relations, Bridgepoint Education

Previous Jobs
Most recently, Associate Vice President of Public Relations at Bridgepoint Education; Director of Public Relations at Bridgepoint Education; Director of Public Relations at Mazzarella Caldarelli; Interim Community & Public Relations Director at SDSU Research Foundation.