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.
Virtual IGFOA Spring Meeting
The Virtual IGFOA Spring Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Click here for more details!
2024 IGFOA Summer Meeting
The IGFOA Summer Meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida. Please check back for more details on the upcoming GFOA/IGFOA.
APIPA Conference 2024
The 35th annual APIPA Conference will be held in Koror, Palau. Additional details coming soon.