It is with great pleasure that I introduce our Incoming Vice President and Spotlight feature of the month, Jason Vensel! Jason currently works at DRB Systems in Green, Ohio. DRB provides automated management systems, POS terminals, hand-held portable touchscreen terminals, self-pay stations and loyalty promotion tools to Full Serve, Flex Serve and Express Car Washes, along with Quick Lube and Convenience stores. As Jason says, “It happens nearly a million times a day: Someone washes their car at a car wash using a computer solution provided by DRB Systems.”
Jason explains his duties further, saying, “Some of my responsibilities include developing content for PCI compliance (PA-DSS and PCI DSS), implementing CSS3 and HTML 5 design, and administering the project and version control tools our staff use.”
Jason has been quite involved with NEO STC over the past couple of the years. I know that our newsletter staff certainly keeps him busy scheduling the vast amount of Constant Contact notifications we request! He also served as 2015 NEO STC Scholarship Competition judge as well as a judge for the STC International Summit Awards Competition in 2015 and 2016. He served as the Chairperson of the NEO STC Public Relations Committee for the 2015-2016 year, and is co-chairperson this year. Jason will also begin his new duties as Vice President in the fall.
He has been quite busy considering that this is just his second year as an STC member! He says, “While I’ve been involved with tech comm over 16 years, I didn’t join STC until the end of 2014/beginning of 2015.” I think he is making up for lost time!
Jason’s education includes a B.A., English at Ohio University and a J.D. at the University of Toledo College of Law.
His hobbies and spare time, he says, are, “spending time and traveling with my wife, our 7-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2.5-year-old boy/girl twins. What’s it like having 4 kids less than 5 years apart? This. Yeah. It’s exactly like that!”
Jason says, “I also like to go running when my schedule permits. In another life, I ran on the last 4 of Caldwell High School’s record-setting 8 consecutive cross country state championships.”
I’m actually exhausted just imagining how he does it all!
By Lynn Nickels and Jason Vensel