Senior Program Manager
Jason serves as the Senior Program Manager 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.
APIPA Conference 2021
The 32nd annual APIPA Conference will be held virtually in August/September, 2021. Additional details will be posted here.
GFOA 2021 Summer Meeting
The 2021 GFOA summer conference will be held virtually in July . Additional details will be posted here.
2021 IGFOA Winter Meeting
The 2021 IGFOA meeting will be held in Hawaii this winter. Details will be shared as available.