Japan-America Society of Central Ohio
Director of Programming
September 2011 — January 2014
I originally started out as the assistent to the now past Executive Director, working to maintain the office during his Full Medical Leave and streamline office procedures.
Now I work directly with JASCO's board of trustees on our programs, while running the day-to-day needs of the office.
- In 2012, I facilitated the move from OSU, by working with OSU staff and others to meet the needs of the university in terms of records and managing accounts, taking inventory, and then physically moving the office. Upon moving, I had to recreate or redevelop internal infrastructure for the new office, such as finding new furniture, creating an internal network and purchasing new computers, and creating new databases, and launching a new digital presence on the web.
-I manage our Signature Programs as well as any and all special programs and projects we are involved in.
Signature Programs: State-wide speech contest, anniversary reception, golf outing fundraiser, business programs, and presentations.
Special Programs: 2012 Sakura Centennial Celebration at Franklin Park Conservatory, Pray for Japan film screenings.
I regularly work to collaborate with the Consul General of Japan in Detroit, the Central Ohio Japanese Association of Commerce, the City of Dublin, the Worthington International Friendship Association, and the Institute for Japanese Studies at The Ohio State University.
I have also undertaken rebranding the organization and am working to development a new, comprehensive set of marketing materials, including print and social media. Print materials are a collaborative project, but most all of the copy is penned by me.
For 2013, JASCO was selected to receive a three-year capacity building grant from the Japan Foundation, New York City. Execution of the grant and its reports fall to me.
In March 2013, the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit awarded JASCO a special commendation for our services to Central Ohio.