Monique Simon Appointed as General Manager of Magens Bay Authority

Monique Simon (Submitted photo)
Monique Simon (Submitted photo)

When Monique Simon steps into her new position as the general manager of Magens Bay on Monday, the big change for Simon will be she’ll be spending seven days a week at the place she calls a “vital part of my being,” not just weekends and holidays.

Magens Bay Authority announced her appointment in a press release earlier this week.

Her extensive management experience and proven track record in key leadership positions at the Water and Power Authority and Justice Department make Simon “well-positioned to lead the Magens Bay Authority into its next phase of growth and development,” the release stated.

In her new capacity as general manager, Simon will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Magens Bay’s operations, including visitor services, conservation efforts, and infrastructure development.

She will work closely with the board of directors, staff, and stakeholders to uphold the Authority’s mission of preserving and promoting Magens Bay as a premier destination for residents and visitors alike, the release noted.

Simon is also committed to upholding the provisions and vision of Arthur Fairchild, who deeded the original 58 acres that became Magens Bay Park to the people of the Virgin Islands in perpetuity in 1947, she said.

“I grew up on that beach.”

In her many roles throughout the Virgin Islands Simon has left behind “a proven track record of driving operational excellence and promoting sustainable tourism practices through retail management and government operations,” the release said.

“I am honored and excited to join the Magens Bay Authority as general manager,” she said, adding, “Magens Bay holds a special place in my heart and the hearts of many, and I am committed to building upon its rich legacy while implementing innovative strategies to ensure its sustainability and continued success.”

She is well-versed from her previous positions in government operations, fostering community engagement, and implementing strategic initiatives to promote environmental stewardship.

Simon is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is a Certified Public Manager and she holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the Virgin Islands.

“Magens Bay is where I go for my solitude and physical activities. I’ll never get
sick of it,” she said.