Jason supports the Health Services Research and Translation (HSR&T) communications team within the J-9 office at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as a technical editor. In this role, he helps to produce all of HSR&T’s communications products including presentations, talking points, articles, blog posts, posters, and fact sheets. He also edits most of the team’s written work such as white papers, abstracts, final reports, and annual reports.
Prior to his position at Ward Circle Strategies, Jason established himself as a public relations professional. As a Fellow at Bluelight Strategies, he helped clients secure stories in a number of different national publications including NPR’s Morning Edition, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg. In his time at Bluelight, he also helped the firm operate a Super PAC called Jews for Progress that supported Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid for the White House. As a member of the team, Jason gained valuable experience producing print ads and internet videos that were strategically targeted at the organization’s key demographics.
Before moving to Washington, DC, Jason worked as a Sports Editor at the Topps Company on the account for Major League Baseball where he was the lead editor for the company’s flagship baseball brands. In addition to proofing all cards for accuracy, he selected the images for the fronts of the cards as well as all content for the backs including player biographies, statistics, and vitals. His work regularly earned media attention as it included some of the company’s most iconic cards in the three years that flagship was under his control.
Jason is currently pursuing his Masters of Public Policy from the McCourt School at Georgetown University where he is expected to graduate in May 2018.
- Ward Circle Strategies, Senior Associate
- Bluelight Strategies, Fellow
- The Topps Company, Sports Editor
- Office of Congressman Gary Peters, Intern
- Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications – the Hub, Research and Writer
3 Fun Facts:
- In high school, Jason spent seven weeks on a bus, driving to and from Detroit, MI and Fairbanks, AK. He was planning to see some polar bears and the northern lights, yet returned disappointed when he found that neither of those things existed in summertime.
- Bryce Harper once commented that the card Jason made of him in 2016 was one of his favorites, ever.
- As a 10-year-old, Jason wrote to President Bill Clinton, asking if he could attend his elementary school’s talent show. Amazingly, Clinton responded, saying he couldn’t make an appearance, but he encouraged Jason to, “Work hard in school and stand up for your beliefs.”