Rasmuson Foundation Announces New Program Officer
April 1, 2010 (Anchorage) Rasmuson Foundation announces that Jayson Smart has joined its staff as program officer. Smart brings unique experience from the public and volunteer sectors to his role advancing partnerships between the foundation and Alaska organizations.
Smart most recently served as deputy director with the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services, and has a background in social service agency management with a focus on disability advocacy and policy. He also has held positions in arts and education administration.
Smart presently serves as a board member of VSA/Out North, is a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, and is a search and rescue volunteer.
Smart holds two degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage: a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in public management; and a B.A. in psychology. He currently lives in Wasilla.
About the FoundationThe Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband E.A. Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans.