Jared Ishkanian

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Jared Ishkanian is the Manager of Strategic and Sales Communications for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. He brings over a decade of media experience, most recently having served as the Public Relations Director for Oregon Environmental Council. Jared specializes in fostering media relationships and securing earned coverage, strategic planning, branding initiatives and social media execution.

Ishkanian’s previous efforts include directing communications and launching social media platforms for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Jared holds a B.A. in English and American History from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Willamette University. He serves on the American Marketing Association PDX chapter Board of Directors, and donates his time with New Avenues for Youth and Start Making A Reader Today.

Originally hailing from Maine, Jared has been steadily making his way westward in search of fresh snow and outdoor adventures. You can find him running in Forest Park with his dog Booker, exploring the northwest on skis and foot, sampling Portland’s many fine restaurants and taking in live music, likely while sporting his Patriots or Red Sox hat. Connect with him on LinkedIn.