Gbolahan Alabi is ISRI’s web content manager. He joined the association in August from WebMD where he was a web production specialist. In that role he designed, developed, and maintained websites, and managed analytic reports. He also has served numerous clients as an independent consultant. In his own words, Alabi explains why he came to ISRI and how his unique skills and experiences will help members.
What is your role at ISRI?
I am a web production specialist/web developer with expertise in front-end development and design technologies including [the web programming language known as] HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Adobe Creative Suite, and PHP code tweaking for content management systems. I will manage all ISRI web properties. I will be working directly with the communications department to manage all web content-related tasks, and to support the planning, development, and implementation of all web strategies.
Tell us about your background.
I studied Geography at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. I also have a professional diploma in digital interactive multimedia from the National Institute of Information Technology [in Ikeja, Nigeria]. After the completion of my course at NIIT, I was offered a job [there] as an academic counselor/faculty to teach multimedia concept, visual communication, digital interactive communication, and web development. After that, I worked for 70th Precinct [a digital marketing and advertising agency in Ikeja] as head of web development services before moving to the U.S. in 2015.
I worked as an independent web consultant for the New York Statewide Financial System and [LED and solar lighting supplier] A1 Solar Solutions before getting a full-time job with WebMD as a web production specialist.
What made you apply for a job with ISRI?
I saw the opportunity as a way to contribute to a forward-thinking institution that is promoting safe and environmentally responsible recycling through education. Also, I wanted to work in a place where I can truly use my skills and experience to make a difference.
What are you looking forward to the most in working for ISRI?
I’m looking forward to collaborating with the ISRI team on all the new web projects that are going to effectively communicate the importance of recycling.