Dr. Jasper Smith is a senior public affairs professional with experience in public affairs, project administration, international programs and strategic planning.
Qualifications in communications, organization and program development. Specialization in sub-Saharan Africa.
He is the President of PSC International, LLC., where he has developed and managed public affairs and communication campaigns and projects for corporate, governmental, and political clients. As U.S. representative for the Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and other international clients, he developed relationships between African clients and NGOs, PVOs, public policy organizations and government agencies. He helped promote investment and trade programs between African clients and U.S. business organizations.
Dr. Smith served as Associate Dean in the College of Communication at Boston University. There he managed all aspects of the administration of the College, including budget development and financial management, strategic planning, external programs, personnel administration, facilities management, development and alumni affairs. He held a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Mass Communication. Dr. Smith also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Mahkota College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Boston University”s campus in Asia.
He previously worked as an Information Officer for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and as a Research Specialist/Analyst for the U.S. Department of Navy, where he conducted a variety of classified research projects for the Department of Defense. Other experience includes: Project Director, Middle East Economic Journalists Project, where he organized and directed an academic/professional program for senior-level economic journalists from the Middle East and South Asia; Project Administrator, Afghan Media Project, where he administered financial and programming components of a media training project in Pakistan; Project Administrator, South African Journalism Training Program, where he organized and administered a journalism training program for black journalists conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa; Project Director, Alaska National Communication Campaign, where he directed a national survey research project for the State of Alaska to document and evaluate the results of a comprehensive communication campaign.
Dr. Smith headed U.S. Election Observer Teams in Gabon for the Presidential elections in 1998 and 2005. He also served as an election observer in the Ethiopian National Elections (African-American Institute) in 1992 and the National Elections in Kenya in 1994 (International Republican Institute).
Dr. Smith has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee. He has a master’s in African Studies from Howard University and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Boston University.
Dr. JASPER K. SMITH
Executive Vice President