Kliewer started with World Vision more than 40 years ago in 1966 – hired by Bob Pierce, Founder of the organization. Since then he has held almost every position in the global organization. Kliewer has been a pioneer at WV: First Int’l Director of Childcare based in Hong Kong. Wrote the first computer produced fund-raising letter in 1969 which doubled the response to direct mail income. Produced the first one-hour TV program in 1971 with Art Linkletter and has been one of the leading spokespersons for WV in the media. Helped launch programs like Holistic Development for children and immediate response to global disasters. As Executive VP, Bill led the organization through the Ethiopia Famine in the 80’s – raising an additional $150m to feed those that were starving. In the 90’s he pioneered the development of marketing programs in the developing countries of India, Thailand, Mexico and today those emerging countries are raising their own income of more than $30m a year. He has played a major role in the countless successes of World Vision over the last four decades. Today, as Senior Executive Director, Bill is charged with the responsibility to mentor and coach the global leadership of WV.
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