Roy Ilan Kaufmann

Director of Communications

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It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but neither are you free to desist from it.
Rav Tarfon

Roy is driven by the belief that positive change is possible, if people are willing to listen, work hard, stay humble, laugh often and challenge assumptions.

Roy is an award-winning communications practitioner with more than 20 years in the communications trenches — from PR agencies and nonprofits to political campaigns and the halls of government.

Before joining Meyer, Roy led public relations for Lewis & Clark College, where he managed both proactive media relations and responsive crisis communications. He also served on both the college's sustainability council and its diversity, equity and inclusion committee. Prior to his time there, Roy served as speechwriter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, and as communications director and press secretary to Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He has volunteered with and served on the boards of nonprofits in the Jewish community and in the drug-policy reform movement.

Throughout his career, Roy has been grounded by the purpose of mission as his guiding star. He is honored to have the opportunity to lend his perspective to an incredible team of agents of positive change.

Roy joined Meyer in September 2021.