Jared Saylor is the Senior Director of Communications at Pacific Environment. He brings more than 20 years of communication advocacy experience to the position. A Northern California native, Jared moved from the Bay Area to Washington D.C. to join Earthjustice, the nation’s largest nonprofit environmental law firm. He led successful communication advocacy campaigns to pressure the U.S. EPA to establish the first federal regulations for the storage and disposal of toxic coal ash, which had contaminated drinking sources at hundreds of sites across the country. He helped shed light on destructive mountaintop removal mining practices happening in Appalachia, oppose offshore drilling in the Arctic seas, and fight for stronger emission regulations for hundreds of cement kilns.
Jared went on the become the Vice President of Communications at Defenders of Wildlife. He led his team to successfully defend the Endangered Species Act against more than 200 pieces of legislation that would have significantly rolled back protections for threatened and endangered wildlife.
In 2019, Jared and his family moved to northern Ohio where he served as the Director of Communications for Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Ohio’s largest land trust. He served as an on-the-record spokesman for local and national media outlets and led communications and marketing efforts for the conservation of more than 70,000 acres of public and private land. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Land Conservancy’s quarterly magazine Landline, and shot and edited multiple short films telling the stories of Ohioans who preserved their lands for future generations.
Jared attended Cal-State East Bay, where he earned a B.A in English, and U.C. Berkeley where he earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism. After college, Jared worked in Sacramento as a reporter for Inside Cal/EPA covering California’s Environmental Protection Agency and environmental policy and legislation.