Jason Hammersla

Jason Hammersla is the senior director of communications for the American Benefits Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. representing primarily Fortune 500 companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits covering more than 100 million Americans. Jason directs the American Benefits Council's communications strategy and serves as the liaison for media inquries. Since joining the Council as a public relations associate in 1999, Jason has held a variety of roles in the communications department, maintaining primary responsibility for internal and external communications such as the Council's Benefits Byte membership newsletter and media releases on the full range of Council issues. He also serves as the Council's webmaster and resident desktop publishing expert.

Jason is also a published poet, lyricist and arts critic and is the starting pitcher and leadoff hitter for his recreational softball league. Jason earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology after four years at the University of Rochester and is still thawing out.