I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve hired Roy Kaufmann as Meyer’s new director of communications.
Roy, who most recently served as Interim Associate Vice President for Communications at Lewis & Clark College, brings to Meyer more than two decades of experience in communications.
An award-winning communications practitioner, Roy’s extensive experience includes managing media relations, issues management and crisis communications. At Lewis & Clark College, Roy served on both the college's emergency management steering committee, its sustainability council, and its diversity, equity and inclusion committee. As the new Director of Communications, he will lead strategic communications, from media relations and web content development, to social media, strategic storytelling, branding, community engagement and employee communications.
Roy brings a wealth of experience in maintaining alignment between an organization’s communications and its core mission and values. His expertise will be integral to Meyer’s work towards an equitable community where all Oregonians can reach their full potential.
Prior to his time at Lewis & Clark, Roy served as speechwriter to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and before that, as press secretary and communications director to Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis. A lifelong fan and student of comedy and improvisation, he fondly recalls his studies at the Second City Theater training school in Los Angeles.
“I’m excited to support Michelle and the entire Meyer team of change agents in accomplishing our mission to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon,” Roy said.
He began work at Meyer in September.