Hsiu Mei Wong Named to Board of Directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News

image02LOS ANGELES - Aug. 16, 2016 – International business and strategy consultant Hsiu Mei Wong has been named to the board of directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a nationwide network of investigative and public service news outlets.

Wong’s appointment was announced Tuesday.

“High quality, mission-driven journalism is the bedrock of a healthy democracy and INN has an important role to play to help nonprofit news organizations increase their reach and impact,” Wong said. “The digital age has changed traditional business models, and sustainable innovation is key.”

INN functions as an innovation network supporting and advancing nonprofit news in the public interest.

Wong is a member of the Management Group at PA Consulting Group, a global consulting, technology and innovation firm. She has over 20 years’ experience in planning, developing and managing complex initiatives in the financial services, healthcare, consumer goods and media sectors. She uses cross-industry insights to drive business and operating model innovation. She has a unique perspective on these industries having worked in North America, Australia, China, Thailand, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany and the UK.

Wong has worked with many Fortune 100 companies to advise and deliver major transformation, develop new revenue streams, set direction for digital initiatives and deliver business improvement projects. Herprevious work includes helping to launch CampingRoadTrip.com and a five-year stint at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). She is based in New York.

Wong is one of five public members and six elected member representatives on the INN Board.

“Hsiu Mei's vast experience and knowledge make the INN board even stronger and well-prepared to govern this important institution. We welcome her and look forward to great things ahead,” said Board Chair Laura Frank, president and general manager for news at Rocky Mountain PBS.

“Wong’s broad experience in transforming business models across a range of industries is a great asset for INN as our members develop new ways to support public interest news reporting,” said INN Executive Director and CEO Sue Cross.

The Institute for Nonprofit News is a growing national network of nearly 120 nonprofit news organizations dedicated to providing investigative and public service reporting. INN was founded in 2009 to foster a new collective of newsrooms serving the public interest. Today it functions as an innovation network, helping members develop new ways to support journalism and engage communities, providing  business, technology and leadership support and a framework for collaboration. INN’s work helps newsrooms bring investigative and civic news to more people, hold the powerful accountable and build democratic participation. More information can be found at https://archive.inn.org.

For further information about the INN Board of Directors, contact CEO Sue Cross, sue@inn.org or 213.709.7126, or refer to https://archive.inn.org/about/board-of-directors/