Biography

Jason Scott Park is a Senior Business Process Consultant in the Business Consulting Services (BCS) Team within the Health Plan Business Consulting and Program Management of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. with a specialty in process improvement and operational effectiveness. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, and an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

Park is a high-performing consultant leading enterprise projects to identify and address improvement opportunities for end-to-end processes, leveraging the Define, Measure, Analysis, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) approach, agile methodology, root cause analysis, statistical analysis, and other Lean Six Sigma techniques to address an organization’s most complex and immediate issues. He is an experienced project manager coordinating multiple work streams by effectively leading cross-functional resources, leveraging proven project management tools and techniques for successful delivery, and managing client expectations through formalized in-progress reviews to discuss accomplishments, upcoming plans, risks, as well as mitigation strategies. Park is a seasoned strategist with a suite of best practice tools and skill sets to develop a customized approach for addressing an organization’s most ambiguous and mission impacting challenges that deliver optimal results and yield measurable outcomes. He works effectively with executive and operational level stakeholders to define, articulate, and document key performance indicators. In addition, he excels at instilling a process improvement culture throughout organizations by training, mentoring, and coaching stakeholders at all levels of leadership, as well as professional experience through Lean Six Sigma/Process Improvement principles and projects.

Park has over 10 years of experience from both public and private organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, city government offices, and federal government agencies. While working at IBM Global Business Services, he served as an experienced and seasoned management and strategy consultant who excelled in identifying process improvement opportunities and aligning them with an organization’s strategic objectives. Clients include organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and retail industry. In addition to cultivating a specialty in business development while working at General Electric and the LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., Park has also served in advisory roles for the State of California and City of Los Angeles. His experience includes working for the Office of Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Global Operations Team at Booz Allen Hamilton.

He was a former board member for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), former board member of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Triton Enterprise Network (TEN) of Greater Los Angeles, former board member of the Korean Churches of Community Development (KCCD), and former associate director for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Eastern Region. Park was also an inaugural fellow for the Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL) Fellowship Program through the University of Southern California School of Social Work.

Before moving to the Washington D.C. area, Park volunteered his time to further develop the Asian American community in Los Angeles. Park served as Vice Chairman of the Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), the leading non-profit organization for Asian American professionals in Southern California. He also served on the Korean American Advisory Board for the California State 48th Assembly District, Asian and Pacific Islander Leaders Group Steering Committee for the City of Los Angeles, Volunteer Task Force for the Goodwill Southern California, and Leadership Conference Planning Committee for the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Park was part of the Young Nak Presbyterian Church (YNPC) Serving the Community Grants Committee and has helped award over $1.2 million to the community, the YNPC Kirby Project Committee, which was a committee focused on developing a library at a juvenile detention camp called Dorothy Kirby in Los Angeles County, and the Steering Committee for the 2005 & 2008 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (of May) for the City of Los Angeles.

Park has been an avid supporter of the community for years. From 2002 to 2003, he served as a mentor at Green Pastures Youth Center, an alternative high school in Koreatown. From 2003 to 2005, Park sat on the Executive Board of APEX as Vice President, with the 12th Annual APEX Awards Gala as one if his signature events. In 2005, he helped with the creation and reviewing process of grant applications for the YNPC Serving the Community Grants. From 2005 to 2007, Park led as President of APEX and implemented leadership platforms such as the APEX Community Leaders Reception and APEX Leadership Luncheon Series.

From 2003 to 2006, Park hosted a weekly radio program titled “Meeting the Next Generation” on GBC AM1190, which was widely broadcasted to the Korean communities in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Through his weekly radio segment, he built bridges between his guests and listeners by interviewing various artists, figureheads in the community, and corporate leaders who were making an impact in society.

As a result of his involvement in the community, Park has been featured on The Asia Connect, the first and only e-magazine dedicated to young Asian professionals with an international audience of over 50,000 people in 100 countries. In 2006, he was recognized as a community leader at a historic Dodgers vs. Padres game. Park has also been featured multiple times in The Korea Times, The Christian Herald, McDonald’s sponsored vignettes on KSCI-TV’s (Channel 18) titled “Making a Difference” and “Our Role Models,” and in the Editorial Section of the December 2005 issue of ViViD Magazine: The Premiere Source of Influential Chinese Americans.

Aside from being interviewed on GBC AM1190, Radio Seoul AM1650 (LA), Radio Seoul AM1660 (NY), Park’s work in the community has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Times, Chinese Daily News, and (as of 2008 – many political roles have changed since then) offices of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California State Controller John Chiang, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez, California State Senator Jack Scott, California State Senator Lou Correa, Vice Chair Judy Chu of the California State Board of Equalization, Honorable Michelle Steel of the California State Board of Equalization, Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu, Assemblymember Mike Eng, Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Supervisor Don Knabe, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, and the City Council for the City of Monterey Park.

In support of the Los Angeles community, Park co-emceed the 20th Anniversary Korean American Insurance & Financial Professional Association’s banquet at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, the 5th Anniversary KCCD Celebration & Awards Gala for at the Radisson, and the United States – Korea Free Trade Agreement Conference at the Omni Hotel. He also moderated a plenary session for the KCCD Lighting the Community Conference titled Revolutionizing the Way Churches Do Community Service. In the Washington D.C. area, Park emceed the inaugural candlelight peace vigil and memorial program, an event hosted by the Global Coalition for Korean War Reconciliation at the National Mall, and co-emceed the 43rd and 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet for the KASF – Eastern Region at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

Jason Scott Park graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and a minor in Japanese Studies. He received his Global MBA from the George Washington University School of Business with a concentration in Strategic Management and Public Policy.