Mrs. Sydney Fisher Bernier

Business Executive, Construction
Committee: Building

Sydney Bernier is co-owner in her family’s construction company, Fisher Development, in her native San Francisco. Prior to joining the family business over eighteen years ago, Mrs. Bernier spent many years working in public relations, including time as vice president at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where she specialized in public affairs and crisis communications, and at the PBN Company in Moscow, Russia, in the early 1990s. When she returned from Moscow, she was director of communications for fresh juice maker, Odwalla Inc. Post Odwalla, Mrs. Bernier holds a bachelors degree in Russian Studies from the University of Vermont, and she received her masters in journalism from Columbia University and spent a few years at a Bay Area newspaper covering local news and politics.  

Mrs. Bernier recently completed her board service at Charles Armstrong School, an elementary and middle school for children with dyslexia in Belmont, California. Over the years, she had the privilege of being vice chair, chair of governance and HOS evaluation, and served on various committees, including Building & Grounds and HOS Search.

Mrs. Bernier and her husband, Alan, are proud parents of Rowan (EHS ’22) and his brother, Cyrus, a freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder.