Jason serves as the Program Director of the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), which is supported by the United States Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs under contract with the Graduate School USA. Jason manages the design and delivery of training and development services to eleven insular governments throughout the Pacific and Virgin Islands, including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the United States Virgin Islands. Focus areas of the program include: achieving and maintaining sound financial management, training in executive leadership, analysis of fiscal and economic performance, and support to two key communities of practice, the Island Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA) and the Association of Pacific Island Public Auditors (APIPA).
Jason lived in Pohnpei, FSM, for seven years—initially serving as a Jesuit Volunteer teacher at the Ponape Agriculture and Trade School (PATS), then serving as Deputy Director of the Micronesian Seminar, a regional non-governmental, non-profit organization run by Fr. Francis X. Hezel, SJ. Jason has over twenty-five years of experience working in the Pacific. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco, and his bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
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GFOA 2023 Summer Meeting
The 2023 GFOA and IGFOA summer meetings will be held in Portland, Oregon, from May 20-25, 2023. Click for details.
May 20-25, 2023
APIPA Conference 2023
The 34th annual APIPA Conference will be held August 28 - September 1, 2023 in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Additional details coming soon.
August 28 - September 1, 2023