A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Jason S. Kirsch, M.A.


  • M.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania


  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR)


  • Media Law/Ethics


  • Frederick E. Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations - Presented by the Public Relations Society of America Central Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award - Honored by Shippensburg University's Alumni Association
  • Communication/Journalism Outstanding Alumnus Award - Honored by Shippensburg University's Communication/Journalism Department
  • Forty Under 40 (Central Penn Business Journal Program) - Honored for professional achievement and community involvement.

Recent Presentations

  • University Guest Speaker (2005-Present) Marketing Strategy, Penn State Harrisburg (2013, 2012, 2006) Communication/Journalism Senior Capstone, Shippensburg University (2011) Introduction to Public Relations, Shippensburg University (2006, 2008) Media and Communications, HOBY Leadership Seminar, Millersville University (2005)
  • Presenter, Central Penn College Speaker Series "Shaping Your Personal Brand" (2011)
  • Presenter, Shippensburg University Alumni Career Workshop Series "Demystifying the Language of Business" (2010) "Shaping Your Personal Brand" (2008)


  • Public Relations Society of America (Member since 1996) Co-Chair, Accreditation Committee, Central Pennsylvania Chapter (2007-Present) Audit Committee Member, PRSA National (2010-Present)
  • Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (Member since 2002) President (2010); Other officer and leadership positions held (2003-2009)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania President, Alumni Association (2014-15); Board Member (2011-Present) Advisory Council Member, Department of Communication/Journalism (2011 - Present) Career Development Advisory Board Member, University Relations (2009 - Present)


  • Instructor, Public Relations Society of American (2007 - Present) Instructor for Accreditation in Public Relations training and couching workshops at national and chapter levels, providing education in the knowledge, skills and abilities required to proceed through the Accreditation peer review and examination process.
  • Senior Director, Communications and Brand, Capital BlueCross, Harrisburg, PA (2012-Present)
  • Vice President, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Metro Bank, Harrisburg, PA (2003-2012)
  • Assistant Vice President, Public Relations Services, Sacunas & Saline, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
  • Deputy Press Secretary, Governor's Office of Communication and Speartment of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg, PA