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Meet Jason Johnston

19 Dec 2014, by Kylie Munoz in Meet our Members, Member Profiles

Former Communications Manager for The UPS Store Inc., Jason Johnston is the Director Of Public Affairs for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Additionally, Jason also serves on IABC/San Diego’s board as Vice President of Membership. He has been a member of IABC since 2006 and relishes the networking in IABC. Further, he thinks having a resource that you can reach out to if you need a service, an answer, or a friend, is invaluable with his membership with IABC/San Diego. Outside of work, you can find Jason golfing, running, hiking, reading or watching sports.

About Me

Birthplace:
South Bend, WA

Current Residence:
San Diego, CA

IABC Member Since:
2006

Favorite Quote: 
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” –Psalm 23:4

When I’m not working, you could find me…
Golfing, Running, Hiking, Reading, watching sports!

Three words that best describe me:
Compassionate, Animated, Personable

My Life in Communications

The biggest communications challenge I have faced…
The biggest challenge I have faced, on several occassions, has been being the only communicator in an organization. You have to take the time to educate and then prove you know what your’re talking about. Which in itself is not challenging, but too often I’ve worked with people who refuse to be educated!

My favorite communications memory is…
The people. Not the things I’ve done, the counsel I’ve given, nor the awards I’ve won. It’s always been about the type of people in communications that I will always remember.

The most important communications or professional lesson I’ve learned is…
Listen
Think
Speak

In that order……

Resources that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators are…
Katie Paine’s The Measurement Advisor

The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is…
I know it’s been said, but I relish the networking in IABC. Having a resource that you can reach out to if you need a service, an answer, or a friend, is invaluable.

You should know this about me…
I am, and always will be, a United States Marine!

And I like Peanut Butter….

Career Highlights

Communications Manager, The UPS Store Inc.
Senior Communications Manager, Life Technologies
Director, Motion Picture & Television Liaison Office, USMC,
Director, Public Affairs, MCAS Miramar
Public Affairs Officer, Commandant of the Marine Corps, HQMC, Pentagon
Commanding Officer/Senior Instructor, Defense Information School
Public Affairs Officer,, 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit
Media Relations Officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Current Job
Director Of Public Affairs, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Links

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

LinkedIn

Twitter

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