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Jason Arms

Executive Director

Jason Arms is currently serving as the Executive Director of FIRST in Texas since 2021. He served as the Director of Operations and supervised FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition programs across Texas and lead the the organizational recovery from the impact of a global pandemic. He has championed organic diversity, equality and inclusion (DE&I) work during his time with FIRST in Texas ensuring all voices are heard equally and equity is part of all decisions while leading a diverse group of organizational leadership.

He has served as a FIRST Program Delivery Partner (PDP) for FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge in south Texas; which includes the Rio Grande Valley as a founder of FIRST RGV in 2015 that resulted in more than a 300% growth in FIRST teams in South Texas.

Prior to his tenure at FIRST in Texas, he dedicated his professional career to serving the community in a multitude of government roles such as Police Officer, Fire Marshal, Volunteer Firefighter, Information Technology Director, Communications Director and Emergency Manager. Moreover, he lead the establishment of departments within city governments, focusing on exceptional service in information technology, communications, and marketing.