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Jason R. Daisey

Jason R. Daisey (Photo courtesy of KERA)

In July 2018, Jason Daisey was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of WETA, where he oversees the management of the organization’s daily operations. Daisey joined WETA in 2017 as senior vice president and chief financial officer after seven years with Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a national trade association representing 22,000 members engaged in commercial and industrial construction. At ABC, Daisey oversaw all corporate services including accounting/finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, and administration. Daisey served as lead for many key strategic projects, most notably the real estate project that moved ABC headquarters from Arlington, VA to Washington DC. Daisey also led organizational restructuring efforts after the 2008 economic downturn had a dramatic effect on the construction industry and ABC’s largest revenue source dropped by 30 percent.  

His previous public broadcasting station experience includes two years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of North Texas Public Broadcasting/KERA, the PBS and NPR affiliates in Dallas. Daisey led efforts to acquire a second FM signal, which today is a very successful AAA music format radio station that complements KERA’s longstanding NPR radio and broadcast television channels.

Daisey joined PBS in 2000 from a management consulting leadership role at the top accounting firm Cohn Reznick, where his responsibilities included leading the finance and strategic-planning functions. Daisey led efforts to build a system-wide strategic plan; organized and carried out a sizable restructure in as a result of a challenging economy and threats to public broadcasting; and contributed to the team tasked with the PBS headquarters move and new satellite operations center build. 

Daisey received both his B.B.A. in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, and his M.B.A. in Business Strategy from Loyola University Maryland. He is a certified public accountant and has been recognized by BizNow as a 2015 Trending 40 CFO in Non Profits and Associations, recognized by DCA Live as a 2018 Trending 40 CFO in Non Profits, and honored with an Association Trends! Non-Profit Chief Financial Officer of the Year Rising Star Award in 2012.

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Phone: 703-998-2600
Mail: 3939 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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