Michael D. Bardin is the chief public policy officer for Scripps Health and as such oversees Scripps’ role in the development of health care policy on federal, state and local levels. In his 30 years with Scripps, Bardin previously headed Scripps’ public relations and marketing communications.
A Past President of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, Bardin co-founded the Rotary District 5340 Pathways to Peace initiative in 2004 and he continues to chair the District Pathways to Peace Steering Committee. He was named Rotary District 5340 Rotarian of the Year in 2014.
Bardin has a background of more than 40 years in the public relations and public affairs business. This includes a dozen years with Phillips-Ramsey, then San Diego's largest advertising and public relations agency, several years as a public affairs officer in the Navy and a couple of years with television station KPIX in San Francisco
Bardin is a Board or key Committee member of many San Diego area and California civic, business and community organizations He also is active in leadership of several federal, state and local health care public policy groups. Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Bardin is a past member of the Society's national Board of Directors. He is past chairman and board member of PRSA’s Health Academy. He has been awarded many professional and lifetime achievement awards both in health care and public relations.
Born in Berkeley, California, Bardin is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in communication and journalism. He did postgraduate studies in radio-TV-film at San Francisco State University.