Saeko serves as Chapter President, and this is her 6th year on the leadership team. She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since March 2014 and has been a member of the PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter since 2013. She has served as President Elect (2018), VP of Communications and Publicity (2015 - 2017), and Director of Certifications (2014).
During her tenure, she lead the implementation of claiming PDUs on behalf of our chapter members, upgrading the system that our chapter utilizes and conducting Search Engine Optimization campaign to promote increases in qualified web traffic. She is always looking for ideas to increase member satisfaction by evaluating how we welcome new members and how we retain our members. Attending the Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) where chapter leaders from across the globe gather has been a great opportunity for her to continue gaining new ideas.
Saeko is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Buchanan County Health Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hawaii Pacific University, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Upper Iowa University.
Saeko is a Japanese national, who used to work in Tokyo, Japan, and has been working in the U.S.A. since 1997. She has over 15 years of projec management experiences in the healthcare, insurance and aerospace industries.
Saeko also serves as a District Officer for the state of Iowa, which serves over 1,000 members, for the Toastmasters International.