Emily Bernard leads brand and marketing for PlacePass.
Previously, Emily was a Vice President at Foreign Policy magazine (FP) in Washington, DC where she led the international media sales team and established an in-house nation brand consulting practice. She developed and brought to market a suite of innovative new FP products for sovereign clients, focused on influencer destination marketing and trade, tourism and investment promotion strategies. In 2015 she successfully grew her division’s YOY sales revenue by >70% and was recognized as one of Media Industry News’ Top 30 “Rising Stars”.
Prior to Foreign Policy, Emily served as Special Assistant to the President at America Abroad Media, a non-profit that produces radio and television programming on international affairs. She began her career in Harvard University’s communications office, where she was a regular contributor to the Harvard Gazette. She has been a freelance restaurant reviewer for The Boston Globe and has worked with the US Mission to UNESCO in Paris, PBS FRONTLINE, and the Let’s Go! Travel guides.
An avid sailor and hiker, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors. She grew up in Chicago and attended Harvard College, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She also holds an MA in international relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Emily is passionate about the power of travel to help grow local economies. Her dream travel experience is to go dogsledding in Svalbard…before the ice melts.