Jared Ishkanian is the Strategic Communications Manager for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon. He brings 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 included directing communications and launching social media campaigns for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, an international travel destination. Jared holds a B.A in English and American History from Middlebury College in Vermont. He is currently pursuing his M.B.A. through the professionals program at Willamette University’s Portland campus, and donates his time in a communications capacity to the American Marketing Association PDX chapter.
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 Forrest Park, exploring the northwest on skis and foot, sampling Portland’s many fine restaurants, and taking in all varieties of live music. Follow him on Twitter at @JaredIshkan.