Tuesday, March 21, 2023

From the IPM Blog: James Ogul, expo man for the US government, to retire (Judith Rubin)

Ogul will retire in May 2011 at age 70. 
 Judith Rubin, IPM Contributing Editor writes on the IPM Blog:
James Ogul (left) shows the British royal family around the US Pavilion at Vancouver Expo 86
“…At such times as our nation has stepped up to participate in a world expo, from the early ‘80s to the present more often than not Ogul has been tapped to help coordinate the effort on the government side – recently in connection with the USA Pavilion for Shanghai, and now, in connection with the RFP issued by the US government for participation in Yeosu Expo 2012
Ogul’s current title is Program Officer with the Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, State Department. Changes are ahead: Ogul, now 70, has announced that he will retire in May. He shared with IPM Magazine a recap of some memorable roles and milestones – and some pictures – from his substantial world’s fair resume…”

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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