SVP, Global Communications and Brand Lead
Special Olympics International

Jason has extensive expertise in assisting brands in maximizing their communications, marketing, and social purpose missions. Jason's experience includes celebrated programs such as the introduction of Gillette's Mach3, M&M's Global Color Vote, the launch of MetLife Stadium, and the launch of the Special Olympics movement’s Inclusion Revolution. He was a leader behind iconic brand relaunches, such as Oakley and Lincoln.

As founder of global sports and entertainment specialties for two communications agencies, Jason developed offerings to help brands become a natural part of audience lifestyle passions, including sports, entertainment, arts and culture, by using data-driven insights to gain credibility and traction. Jason has implemented campaigns during the most challenging of environments, such as the Super Bowl, Olympic Games, and Special Olympics’ own World Games.

His approach is to look past convention when building enduring stakeholder relationships, especially when it involves the consumer-protected environments of sports and entertainment.

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