Board Member, Governance Chair

Don Jasko is an attorney with a long interest in music and the arts, media, economics, and technology.  After managing the licensing of music to television broadcasters at ASCAP in New York, Don founded Digital Economics, which administers musical copyrights for publishers and composers of television and ad music.  As CEO of Digital Economics, Don also consults and serves as an expert witness on issues relating to royalties, residuals and the proper distribution of complex performance income streams.  He also consults on other issues relating to investment, economics, markets, data-driven strategy and good governance as it applies to public, not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  He received his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his BA from University of Virginia with a major in Government.  He subsequently earned a certificate in Investment Decisions & Behavioral Finance from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Don originally came to San Diego in 2000 to start the music and entertainment division of a digital audio watermark company.  He has been active in the Myers-Briggs and Enneagram communities, starting and leading Southern California chapters focusing on the use of personality type in coaching, team-building and personal development.  He was elected to, and served on, the Board of the UCSD Faculty Club, and serves on the Distinguished Speaker Series Committee at the University Club.  He is a member of the Corporate Directors Forum, as well as a number of other national and local professional organizations.
Don has been active in the Insight mindfulness communities for many years.  He also ran in, and finished, two NY Marathons, as well as numerous other distance races, and still dreams of distance running.  He continues to believe that, if he applies himself, he is still capable of becoming an even better tennis and baseball player.


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