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.
IGFOA Winter Meeting
The IGFOA Winter Meeting will be held in Honolulu, Oahu from February 14-16, 2023. Click for details.
APIPA Conference 2023
The 34th annual APIPA Conference will be held in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands in August 2023. Additional details coming soon.
GFOA 2023 Summer Meeting
The 2023 GFOA and IGFOA summer meetings will be held in Portland, Oregon, from May 21-24, 2023. Click for details.