Jason Marist Betham, Sr

Jason is the Vice President of the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) where he has worked since January 2005. He works closely with the Bank President to develop strategic initiatives to improve the delivery of Bank services to the community. With direction from the President, Jason oversees the Bank’s management team which includes Finance, Operations, Loans, Collections, Surveys and Inspections, Grants, Legal, and IT. Jason's latest major assignment has been to lead the Bank’s disaster recovery effort after the earthquake and tsunami that struck American Samoa on September 29, 2009. For the past several months Jason has worked with Bank management and staff to assess the losses sustained from the disaster and to formulate strategies to offset such losses and improve the Bank’s financial condition. He has also participated in planning meetings with federal relief agencies aimed and rebuilding homes destroyed in the disaster. Prior to joining DBAS, Jason worked in the private commercial banking industry for over ten years with a focus in lending and finance. He attended Chaminade University of Honolulu where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis in Trade and Finance and a Masters in Business Administration In addition to his professional duties Jason enjoys sports, music, and is a devoted father of three children.


Other Participants of ELDP Pacific 2011

Alpino Kerman
Cindy Saimon
Clarence Samuel
Eleanor Samuel Mori
Florence Haro-Ale
Geraldine Demapan
Harley Fletcher
Jane Chigiyal
Jayson Robert
Jelton Anjain
Lillian Pangelinan
Petti Matila
Reynaldo Edrosa
Sally Techitong-Soalablai
Shawn Scott
Shiro Sigrah
Sixto Igisomar
Stanley Raffilman
Vincent Duenas

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