Bill Kliewer | Chairman & Co-Founder
Bill began his career in fundraising at World Vision in 1966, hired by the organization’s beloved founder, Bob Pierce. While at World Vision, Bill traveled globally accomplishing so much for the welfare of children abroad. His roles included:
• International Childcare Director, Hong Kong
• National Director, Vietnam (during the war)
• National Director, Asia Director, Phillipines
• First International Director of Childcare
As Executive Vice President of World Vision U.S., Bill led the organization through the Ethiopia Famine in the 80’s, helping raise an additional $150 million to feed those who were starving. Bill also traveled with Art Linkletter (spokesperson) in 1971 to help pioneer the first World Vision TV program. In 1991, and for the following 10 years, Bill pioneered the development of global fund-raising programs in the emerging countries of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, India and other developing nations.In between these assignments Bill also managed to serve for 4 years as the VP and General Manager of the Russ Reid Company (now One&All) and as Interim CEO for Operation Smile, leading the organization to experience its best annual income in 30 years. Bill has a vision and passion for helping grow charitable enterprises especially in the area of fundraising.