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Calendar iconUpdated December 05, 2022

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.

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ELDP Participants Learn to Navigate Leadership Roles in the Pacific Islands

Calendar iconDec 28, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...

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Executive Leadership Development Program | Interview by Buenas in the Morning

Calendar iconDec 27, 2022

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With funding support from the US Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the Executive Leadership Development Program's 2023 cohort convened in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP is comprised of emerging public sector leaders from the US-Affiliated Insular areas. Jason...

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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.