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Jason Pazirandeh

PROJECT MANAGER

Jason Pazirandeh joined Milepost with a depth of experience in the energy sector. Prior to Milepost, he consulted for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he helped manage public-private partnerships, design technical assistance around federal funding opportunities, and implement a multitude of energy resilience programs and initiatives. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Jason graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government and Spanish.

He currently lives in Nashville, TN, and enjoys staying active, exploring the outdoors and brainstorming his next DIY project. Jason is a compelling writer with a passion for crafting messages that resonate with diverse target audiences.

Core competencies

  • Strategic planning
  • Partner research and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Communications strategy and planning
  • Messaging strategy
  • Storytelling
  • Presentation design
  • Website development
  • Conference planning (e.g., abstracts, awards, exhibiting, speech writing)
  • Energy efficiency and reduction strategies
  • State and federal grant development, writing, and management
  • Stakeholder/team/project management

Likes

Fall weather
Bourbon, neat
Golden retrievers
Learning new skills
Adventurous eating

Dislikes

Clutter
Chihuahuas
Poor driving etiquette
The smell of microwaved fish
Egregious plot holes in movies

Little-known fact

I launched my own small business selling handmade, scented soy wax candles. Woody scents — like sandalwood, pine, oakmoss and amber — are my favorite!