Jonathan Hughes Appointed to Global Advisory Board

 Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

BATON ROUGE (June 22, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the appointment of Jonathan Hughes to its Global Advisory Board. In this new role, Mr. Hughes will advise WGI and its global leadership on day to day operations and long term strategy.

"Jonathan Hughes is a trusted friend and confidante," commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "His appointment to our Global Advisory Board is long overdue, and I am excited to continue working with him moving forward." 

Mr. Hughes previously spent two years on the Board of Directors of our Hong Kong affiliate, WGI Hong Kong. In this role, he grow our efforts in the city and across the broader region. Mr. Hughes is the CEO of Golin, one of the largest public relations firms in the world.

Mr. Hughes, a native of the United Kingdom, recently relocated to London after six years in Asia. Mr Hughes is married with three children.

WGI Efforts In Singapore Off To Strong Start

 WGI volunteers teach students in Singapore as part of our Read & Rice program.

WGI volunteers teach students in Singapore as part of our Read & Rice program.

SINGAPORE (June 3rd, 2018) - International organization WGI, through its local affiliate WGI Singapore, is continuing to support foreign domestic workers in the country. WGI Singapore recently launched a partnership with FAST (fast.org.sg) to teach English to foreign domestic workers in the country. This partnership falls under WGI's Read and Rice program.

Volunteers in Singapore, who are recruited by WGI, come to the FAST clubhouse and are paired with a foreign domestic worker. Then, using WGI's custom curriculum, they tutor their "students" on the basics of English literacy. 

"It's great to see our program in Singapore proceeding well. We are hoping that our efforts with FAST will play an important role in helping foreign domestic workers assimilate into Singapore society," commented WGI Singapore Chairman Sameer Sawhney. "I look forward to seeing the program make a meaningful contribution to the domestic worker community in Singapore". 

Prior to the FAST partnership, WGI partnered with the YWCA of Singapore on a similar initiative. 

Comms. Executive Jonathan Adashek Joins Global Advisory Board

 Jonathan Adashek 

Jonathan Adashek 

BATON ROUGE (May 16th, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the appointment of Jonathan Adashek to its Global Advisory Board. Through this appointment, Mr. Adashek will call on his 20+ years experience to advise WGI and its leadership on communications strategy. 

"It has been a pleasure to get to know Jonathan these past seven months," commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "I'm proud to officially welcome him to the WGI team. I am excited to have his counsel as we continue to build the WGI story and brand". 

Mr. Adashek is currently Alliance Global Vice President, Communications at Renault-Nissan-Mitsibushi. In this role Mr. Adashek leads corporate communications for the largest automotive group in the world. He also oversees communications for Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn and other senior executives. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Adahsek was Chief Communications Officer of Nissan, where he led communications across Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun. Mr. Adashek was ultimately promoted to the Alliance level and relocated to Paris, France from Yokohama, Japan.

Mr. Adashek is a native of Wisconsin and is married with two children. 

WGI Welcomes HBO As Newest Corporate Sponsor

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BATON ROUGE (May 14th, 2018) - WGI, the international organization fighting illiteracy around the world, welcomes iconic television network HBO as its newest corporate sponsor. HBO has expressed its support for WGI financially and through future corporate volunteerism.

"The task in front of us remains a monumental one, with 700 million people who can't read and write," said WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "The support of corporate partners like HBO equips us to continue leading in this fight against illiteracy".

HBO, a division of Time Warner, is the oldest pay television service in the United States. HBO has forged an acclaimed filmography in its over 45 year history. This includes classics like Sex and The City, The Sopranos, The Wire, etc. HBO is headquartered in New York City with operations all over the world.

WGI Expands US Reach, Launches in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (May 4th, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the expansion of its US presence, with the launch of operations in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is the second US city where WGI operates after Baton Rouge, its world headquarters. 

In Los Angeles, WGI will be supporting the education of local children through its You Can Read program. You Can Read builds the literacy skills of under performing students by pairing them with long term volunteer partners. WGI Los Angeles, the branded name of operations in the city, has already recruited a diverse group of partners to activate this work locally. 

"Our launch in Los Angeles reflects WGI's desire to grow our presence in the United States. We are committed to having our US operations match our international operations in size and scope," commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "This is the beginning of an exciting strategic refocus which will see the WGI vision spread from sea to shining sea."

WGI Los Angeles will be led by two Co-Chairmen, accountable to the Board of Directors of WGI and responsible for operations in the city. Appointments for these positions will be announced in the near future.