Sunday, May 26, 2024

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, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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