Hugh Lawson is the Chief Development Officer of HILCO - The Hugh Ilene Lawson Charitable
Organization. Created in honour of his parent’s legacy, HILCO was established with the stated mission of
creating expansive, and inclusive educational opportunities for young men and women that do not have
the financial resources to pursue their higher educational aspirations. Hugh has also had a successful career working for large global organizations with offices in The U.S>., Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has led strategic teams for global new business prospecting, competitive intelligence, future-trends identification, and business enhancement initiatives. He has also been a member of Senior Leadership teams that oversee organizational strategic plans, and growth objectives. Outside of work, Hugh is very passionate about community investment, volunteerism, mentorship, supporting student-athletics and social justice.