Jane Sommer Mason

Title: Owner, Computer Consultant
Company: Jane Mason Computer Consultant
Location: Washington D.C., United States

Jane Mason, Computer Consulting at Jane Mason Computer Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owner for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Ms. Mason earned a Master of Arts in English and Arts in 1950. She further completed postgraduate coursework in computer science at George Washington University from 1980 to 1982. At the start of her career, Ms. Mason worked as an advertising copywriter with Mandel Brothers Department Store in Chicago for two years, before becoming the owner and director of the Cellar Art Scene in Bethesda, between 1963 and 1982.

Since 1983, she excelled as the owner and president of Computer-Ease Inc., in Washington, D.C. As the operator of the aforementioned company, she is responsible for teaching several computing programs including Microsoft Word, Lotus, and Database. Additionally, she contributed as a computer consultant as well as the owner of Jane Mason Computer Consultants from 1992 to 2006.

As an artist, Ms. Mason has sculpted life-size busts of the Principles of Watergate and Jimmy Carter which were published in People Magazine during 1976. She has also had books written on her artwork by authors Suzanne Ramljak, Michael Monroe, and the Georgia Museum of Art. An active member of her community, she has dedicated her time to the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Wood Turning Center Conference, Smithsonian Craft Show, the American Craft Museum, and the Woman and the Glass Ceiling at FOSE. She joined the Smithsonian Women’s Committee in 1990 and served as the co-chair of the Smithsonian Craft Show in 1995. She has also maintained membership with the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C.

The highlight of Ms. Mason’s career has been having a loving and supportive family. She was lucky to have the parents she had who gave her curiosity and made her sure of herself. They believed in her and they never looked backward, only forward. For her many achievements in her career, Ms. Mason has been the recipient of the McColl Award for Lifetime Achievement to the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, was selected by the American Association of Wood-turning for an honorary lifetime membership, and also for a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Collectors of Wood Art. Sharing a love of arts with her husband, together they amassed a collection of turned wood bowls that at its height reached 900 pieces. They have donated 500 of those pieces to various museums, including The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Mint Museum of Art and Design, The North Carolina State University Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Art and Design in New York among others.

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