Jason Riggs

Jason brings more than 13 years of experience as a communications director and media strategist for local, national and international organizations. Jason’s award-winning PR campaigns have been applauded on the floor of US Congress and called “a major push” by the Washington Post and “unprecedented” by the Southern Voice. His media strategies have earned extensive news coverage in every major media outlet in the United States including Good Morning America, NPR, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.
As the communications director of three organizations, Jason built their communications capacities from the ground-up and established them as the “go to” organization among reporters. His media alliances work resulted in millions of dollars of PSA placements, dramatically expanding their marketing reach.  For four years, Jason served as the principal of Riggs Communications with clients such as Fenton Communications, Amnesty International, ACLU, and dozens of other organizations. Jason has worked on a vast array of critical issues in environmentalism, human rights, racial and economic justice, education, and public health. Jason served as a media strategist on multiple major stories making international news including the 2004 announcement of the nation’s first same-sex marriages in San Francisco and the iMatter International Youth March Against Global Warming in 2011. In 1997, The Advocate  named Jason one of the “Best and Brightest Under 30.”
Jason has trained dozens of organizations and foundations in communications strategy and has given formal presentations on social marketing at national conferences such as Creating Change, US Conference on AIDS, and Pfizer Foundation’s Grantees Conferences.
Job Title: 
Senior Director of Communications