Meet our Members

Meet Jayanti Menches

A dynamic communications leader and strategic business partner, Jayanti has built a career in marketing communications, employee engagement, media relations, crisis communications, branding, advertising, corporate social responsibility and reputation management.

Meet Renée Gapen

Renée is a Communications and Engagement Partner at ResMed, where she provides internal comms and change management intervention. When she’s not sharpening her communications skills, you’ll find this Southern California native hiking with her family, playing word games or reading.

Meet Laura Chon

Laura is a Senior Director of Global Marketing and Corporate Communications at Cubic Corporation. Her initiative and efforts building the external and internal communications teams helped gain her attention from Cubic leadership and catapult her career.

Meet Michelle Rest

Michele leads Corporate Communications at Cortica, which designs and delivers comprehensive treatment programs for children with autism and their families. When she’s not using her storytelling skills to enhance her communications, you’ll find her running or traveling.

Meet Brandee Beiriger

Brandee is Senior Manager of Communications / Communications Business Partner at BAE Systems, Inc. When she’s not pushing herself to take on risks and learn something new, you’ll find her spending time with her kids, volunteering, and diving into her ancestry.

Meet Lauren Levenson

Lauren is a Corporate Communications Specialist at Bridgepoint Education. After starting her career in marketing, she made the leap to communications and advises recent graduates to “go for what you really want to do.”

Meet Kat Park

Kat is a Corporate Communications Specialist at Bridgepoint Education and IABC/San Diego’s Director of Communications. In her spare time, Kat enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and listening to the “Hamilton” soundtrack.

Meet Tomy Gysi

Tomy is a Communications Specialist at The UPS Store and IABC/San Diego’s new VP of Programming & Events. When he’s not planning or hosting events for friends, he is working on clear and proactive messaging plans and polishing his communications skills.