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.

About Me

Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma

Current Residence: Point Loma, San Diego

My Life in Communications

The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is that no matter where I live and work, there are fellow communicators who I can turn to for advice and friendship. I have had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for IABC in New Jersey, Washington DC, Hong Kong and now San Diego.

Career Highlights

Jayanti relocated home to San Diego a few months ago and is searching for a new opportunity in the area. Most recently, Jayanti was the head of communications for WSP USA, a global engineering and professional services firm based in New York City. She established an integrated communications team and directed marketing communications, media relations and employee engagement for a firm of 7000 plus employees in 100 locations across the U.S.

Jayanti also worked as the director of marketing at Triple Canopy, a global security and risk management company headquartered in the Washington DC metro area. Prior to joining the firm, Menches lived and worked in Hong Kong managing multiple projects as a communications consultant. Before moving overseas, she worked in Northern Virginia as marketing communications manager for Teleglobe, a global telecommunications company. She also managed communications at defense contractor TRW, acquired by Northrop Grumman.

Jayanti earned a master’s degree from San Diego State University and has a bachelor’s from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.