Director of Communications and Marketing

Jayson Hron

Director of Communications and Marketing

Jayson Hron was named Director of Communications and Marketing for the Port Authority, effective February 1, 2019. In that role, he coordinates all publications, provides strategic leadership for the Port Authority's marketing and advertising campaigns and is responsible for special event coordination, media relations and community outreach.
Hron brings an extensive and diverse background to the position. Since 2013, he had been communications manager for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo. For eight years prior, he led communications efforts as senior public relations specialist for the ING Group in St. Cloud, Minn.  After starting his career as a sportswriter, editor and page designer with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers, Hron served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and, later, assistant director of public relations in the athletics department at University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).  Since 1999, he also has been a freelance contributor to numerous media outlets, with bylines appearing at,, The Hockey News, the St. Cloud Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Arizona Republic, among others.

Hron, a Grand Rapids native, has a B.A. in communication from UMD and a master’s degree in mass communications with a public relations and advertising emphasis from St. Cloud State University. He also has been a volunteer coach for youth baseball, softball and lacrosse. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters.  

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