Owen Paun

Owen Paun

Pskov Team Leader at East-West Ministries International

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Public Relations and Communications

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Owen Paun's Overview

Current
Past
  • Social Media and Online Community Director at McLean Bible Church
  • New Media Director at United States Senate, Mark Kirk (R-IL)
  • New Media Director at Kirk for Senate
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Owen Paun's Summary

I build community at the intersections of technology, politics, and faith.

People are looking for ways to connect and online is no less real than offline. Community and relationships are sustained and strengthened through online networks.

Specialties

Social Media Strategy and Realization. SEO. SEM. PPC.

Owen Paun's Experience

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) Pskov Region, Russian Federation

Preparing a team for a long-term mission to Pskov, Russia.

Social Media and Online Community Director

McLean Bible Church

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Religious Institutions industry

March 2011April 2013 (2 years 2 months)

Building community and deepening relationships.

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legislative Office industry

November 2010March 2011 (5 months)

New Media Director

Kirk for Senate

September 2009November 2010 (1 year 3 months)

Foreign Policy Analyst

John McCain 2008

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

March 2008November 2008 (9 months)

Field Staff

John McCain 2008

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

January 2008February 2008 (2 months)

Iowa Volunteer

John McCain 2008

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

November 2007January 2008 (3 months)

Human Resources Director - Kazakhstan

Nabors Industries

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NBR; Oil & Energy industry

July 2006November 2006 (5 months)

Staffed two drilling rigs brought to a field near Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Served as a cultural liaison between the expat and Kazakh staff, helping the expats navigate the Soviet-inspired business infrastructure.

Research Assistant

Botec, Inc.

April 2003November 2003 (8 months)

Worked on a National Institue of Justice grant under UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark Kleiman. Focused on Behavioral Economics and Human Rationality.

Chairman of the Board of Directors

University Cooperative Housing Association

20022003 (1 year)

Conducted Board meetings, proposed and implemented policy changes, expenditures for a non-profit organization with an annual operating budget of $2 million.

Intern

Bill Simon for Governor

20022002 (less than a year)

Researched campaign and policy issues, provided summaries of political events, worked under the Political Director of the campaign.

Owen Paun's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Policy
  2. Social Networking
  3. Politics
  4. Social Media Marketing
  5. Advertising
  6. Logistics
  7. Strategy
  8. Non-profits
  9. Political Campaigns
  10. Social Media
  11. Legal Writing
  12. Human Resources
  13. Nonprofits
  14. Press Releases
  15. Journalism
  16. Blogging
  17. Leadership
  18. New Media
  19. Research
  20. SEO
  21. Strategic Communications

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Owen Paun's Education

Saint Petersburg State University

MA, International Relations

20042006

Dissertation on the conflict in Transnistria

University of California, Los Angeles

BA, European Studies

19982003

Created my own major focused on European politics.

Activities and Societies: Founded the UCLA Parliamentary Debate Team. Under my leadership we rose to be the highest ranking unfunded school in the nation, and the highest ranked public school in California.

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, European Politics

20002001

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