Ian is a marketing and communications strategist for Samaritan Health Services, supporting Samaritan’s services in Corvallis and Benton County. His duties include media relations, internal and external communications campaigns for Samaritan initiatives, counsel to organization leadership, social media and website content management, relationships with external partners and community involvement.
He has been in public relations for 13 years, following 10 years in newspaper journalism.
Originally from Orange County, California, Ian has lived in Oregon since 1993 when he started attending Linfield College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications there in 1997.
He completed the APR certification process in September. As an APR, he is excited to apply the best practices and strategic thinking skills he has learned to his stakeholders and communities that Samaritan serves. He is also eager to help strengthen the public relations profession with these skills.