I’m Monica Miller Rodgers, APR or Accredited in Public Relations. I have seven years of experience in the Public Relations field, working for agencies and government in strategic communications, internal communications, media relations, community relations, crisis communications, copy writing and editing, branding, and social media marketing. After honing these valuable skills, I created Aubia Communications in 2012 to provide my expertise for clients looking to stand out in their industries. I take great pride in offering excellent services in achieving objectives for solopreneurs and small businesses.
What is Aubia?
The name Aubia (ahh-be-uh) is a portmanteau. My husband, Chris, is an Auburn fan whereas I’m a Georgia fan, so Aubia came from the combination of those two names. A friend also told me that Aubia sounds like “I’ll be a,” so that works, too, for my business objectives. I’ll be a Public Relations professional for whatever communications needs your company requires to stand out among the crowd.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Speech Communications with emphasis in Public Relations from Valdosta State University in 2005, I started my professional career in Atlanta with the Public Relations firms of Edelman and Eberly & Collard. Afterward, I spent six years in government Public Affairs for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. I’m currently working on my Master of Science degree in Communications Management at Syracuse University. See my complete resume here.
I love to travel, experience various cultures and meet new people. I have a goal to visit each of the seven continents – I have four more to go. I’m currently enjoying being a world traveler due to my husband’s job. We’ll be moving from country to country for about the next two years; we’re presently in Switzerland and moving to Asia in the summer of 2013.
I grew up as a military brat as my dad retired from the Army after 20+ years of service. I claim Lyons, Ga., as my hometown, but I’ve lived in many places. When we’re not travelling and taking in the local sights and cuisine, I enjoy reading fictional novels and books about anthropology, playing soccer (although I’m nowhere near the level I was at when I played in college), yoga and Zumba.