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Mark Stephen Osaki Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Osaki has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of nonprofit administration and poetry

Dr. Osaki Mark Stephen has earned great distinction as a grants consultant for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the United Kingdom since 2019.

    SAN JOSE, CA, February 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mark Stephen Osaki with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Osaki celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having accrued more than 30 years of leadership experience with private and community nonprofit institutions, Dr. Osaki has earned great distinction as a grants consultant for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the United Kingdom since 2019. He has likewise served as a community volunteer with the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, which is headquartered in Lynnwood, Washington, since 2016. Dr. Osaki is a former associate director and consultant of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit global policy think tank in Santa Monica, the organization was established in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to provide research and analysis to the U.S. Armed Forces.

His work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including: The Georgia Review, Carrying the Darkness—The Poetry of the Vietnam War (Avon, Texas Tech University Press), South Carolina Review, Men of Our Time—An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (University of Georgia Press), Breaking Silence—An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Poets (Greenfield Review Press), Onset Review and Báo Giấy—Vietnamese Poetry.

Among his civic duties, Dr. Osaki remains active with various domestic violence and battered women's shelters and animal rescue organizations. He recently serving as the development director for the Support Network for Battered Women between 2007 and 2009. He was also aligned with the Coro Foundation in San Francisco, the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose, and the Toigo Foundation in Sacramento. Additionally, Dr. Osaki was active on the boards for Always Be Listening War/Armed Conflict Child Refugee Global Initiative and RAND Corporation. Dr. Osaki graduated with a Bachelor of Art in English and comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in international relations and affairs at Georgetown University in 1984. He holds a private pilot's license and is a life member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Dr. Osaki has been recognized for his years of achievement with a RAND Alumni Association Award. For his poetry, he received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the University of California at Berkeley, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Seattle Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, several Bumbershoot Awards for poetry and short fiction, a Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in Lyric Poetry, and, among other literary and poetry awards, a the Eisner Prize in Poetry. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Osaki has been featured in the 56th through 62nd editions of Who's Who in America, as well as several editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business and Who's Who in the World.

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