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Calendar iconUpdated December 05, 2022

Ruth serves as the Loan Manager for the Development Bank of American Samoa. In this capacity, Ruth supervises 11 employees of loan officers and building inspectors. Ruth is responsible for applying strict standards for fairness in the acceptance, review and approval of loan applications. In addition, she ensures funds are disbursed fairly and homes are constructed to specification and completed on time and on budget. Ruth is also responsible for developing and implementing overall lending strategies, policies and procedures. Following the September 2009 tsunami, Ruth provided emergency support and led Development Bank staff to make certain the Bank's operations and services to the community were restored within weeks. Ruth attended American Samoa Community College and University of Phoenix, completing her studies in Finance. She is a proud single mother of 3 beautiful children, Mua, Naomi and Sipili.

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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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