J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff

New York, N.Y.  Please join me in welcoming two new members of the J. Luce Foundation executive staff: Jeremy Hu and Nigel Roberts. Jeremy serves as our foundation’s executive director, and Nigel is our communications director. They join John Lee, our vice president, on our Executive Committee.

Nigel Roberts and Jeremy Hu join the J. Luce Foundation Executive Staff.

As the foundation’s Executive Director, Jeremy’s responsibilities include recruiting nonprofit partners, Global Advisors, Patrons, as well as managing our interns and associates.

Jeremy brings a wealth of business experience, creativity, ingenuity, and innovative approaches to his position. Outside our office, Jeremy works in the art world and luxury real estate marketplace in New York City. He has a stellar global reputation and has, over the years, created an extensive network and database throughout Asia and Europe.

Asia Society Annual Gala designed by Jeremy Hu & Thuy Diep. In photos: Mintbox President,
Pialy Aditya, Thuy Diep (Designer, Thuy LLC), Nita Ambani, Mukesh Ambani (Chairman,
Reliance Industries), Vishaka Desai (President, Asia Society), Jeremy Hu (Asymmetrik, Inc),
and James Wolfensohn (Chairman & CEO, Wolfensohn Fund Management).

Born and reared in Taiwan, educated in London and Singapore, Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design, advertising and photography from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London and worked as a fashion model for world-class designers such as late Alexander McQueen before venturing into his exciting new life in Manhattan.

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation welcomes its new Executive Director, Jeremy Hu.
Photo: The Stewardship Report.

With foresight and an adventurous spirit, his first venture as an art director for a fashionable clothing company in the Lower East Side transformed the company’s bottom line. Jeremy next oversaw the advertising department of a high-end consumer product company where he also achieved great success during his seven-year tenure.

Despite his accomplishments, Jeremy decided to trade his desk job for a more creative role—to promote artists and photographers and their work as an agent. Today, Jeremy owns an art gallery in Midtown Manhattan and sells contemporary and cutting-edge art around the world, often exhibiting in Art Basel and Art Basel Miami.

“888 Portraits of Taiwan” an art exhibition curated by Jeremy Hu at Taipei Economic and
Cultural Office, NYC.   In photo: Taiwan Ambassador Andrew J. C. Kao, Oona Zola Zlamany,
artist Brenda Zlamany, Jeremy Hu and TECO-NY Press Division director Brian Su.

A Manhattan resident for more than thirteen years, also a real estate broker at The Corcoran Group, Jeremy told me that he can’t think of a better place to live and work. He loves the constant stimulation, spontaneity, vibrant art and music scene, as well as the great diversity of neighborhoods and attractions all found within one small but powerful environment.

The J. Luce Foundation’s The Stewardship Report welcomes its new Managing Editor,
Nigel Roberts. Photo: The Stewardship Report.

Our new communications director also serves as the managing editor of The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness, the foundation’s communications platform. He brings years of experience in newspaper and magazine writing to The Stewardship Report. Nigel also has experience in book and academic journal editing and publishing. He is the winner of two first-place Georgia Press Association awards, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a husband, and father.

Nigel’s first article appeared in N.Y.U.’s Washington Square News.  That was the beginning of a journalism career that includes several small and medium newspapers in Florida and Georgia, both as a staff writer and stringer. Those papers included The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the DeLand Beacon (Florida), the Macon Telegraph (Georgia) and The Champion Newspaper in Atlanta. His magazine writing experience includes Atlanta Goodlife, a lifestyle magazine, Atlanta Woman and The Brief, a business publication.

Staff-20131The Georgia Press Association recognized Nigel Roberts in June 2008 for outstanding religion
news coverage. His article won first place 
at the association’s annual awards ceremony. 

Much of his reporting involved political coverage of several city councils in Central Florida and the Georgia General Assembly. He began covering the religion news beat in 2006 for The Champion Newspaper. The Georgia Press Association awarded him a first-place prize in 2008 and 2010 for his religion news reporting. Nigel also reported from the United Nations for the Washington, D.C.- based online publication, Politics365.com.

Nigel has also been a speechwriter, ghostwriter, and public relations specialist for elected officials. He worked in that capacity for U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns in 2011 and 2012 and Georgia State Representative Rahn Mayo in 2009.

Nigel Roberts and U.S. Congressman Ed Towns at the unveiling of the congressman’s portrait
in the House of Representatives. Nigel worked on Congressman Towns’ communications staff.

Before embarking on his venture in journalism, Nigel worked for Random House, the nation’s largest book publisher, under the Alfred A. Knopf, Crown and Random House imprints.  At Random House, he worked in the subrights contracts department. Prior to that, he worked as the assistant to the publisher and editor of “Behavior Therapy” and “Cognitive & Behavioral Practice,” two leading academic psychology journals.

For a number of years, Nigel has been involved in the NGO community. Most recently, he served as the vice president of the United Nations Association-Brooklyn chapter. As a graduate student, he worked as an intern at the United Nations for U.S. Servas, an organization that promotes peace through cultural exchange.

Nigel holds a Master’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  He served active duty in the U.S. Air Force for seven years, which includes service in Desert Storm in 1990. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Nigel grew up in Brooklyn. Nigel and his wife Carole are the proud parents of a daughter, Sherrone.

Again, please join me in welcoming Jeremy and Nigel to our team.

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Jim Luce (www.lucefoundation.org) writes and speaks on Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. Bringing 26 years management experience within both investment banking and the non-profit sector, Jim has worked for Daiwa Bank, Merrill Lynch, a spin-off of Lazard Freres, and two not-for profit organizations and a foundation he founded. As Founder & CEO of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org), he is working with a strong network of committed professionals to build interfaith, interracial, Internet-connected orphanages in Haiti and Indonesia, and creating a new, family-care model for orphans in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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