Introduction: Dr. Gene Wood is the Founder and President of Word4Asia Consulting International. Word4Asia focuses on helping quality nonprofits in the West understand the policies and regulations necessary to achieve their objectives in mainland China. Gene and his staff have been intense students of China since 1997. They have traveled into China more than 70 times covering the country from Harbin to Hainan in the East and as far West as Urumqi. W4A is quickly becoming a recognized and respected bridge between the East and West with a proven guanxi, on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, necessary to make good things happen.
Experience: Gene has established himself as a leader in the nonprofit world for the past 30 years. His leadership roles vary from chairing international missions and denominational boards, chairing think tanks and serving on College boards.
His Leading Turnaround books took him on a speaking circuit which traversed the USA as well as Canada, Jamaica, Philippines, Hong Kong and Korea. His books have been published in four countries. He has spoken to millions of people sharing insights and encouragement for bold leadership necessary to revive decaying and ineffective nonprofit organizations.
Education: A.A. in Law Enforcement; Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies, Master of Theology and Doctor of Divinity awarded for nonprofit leadership activity.
Personal: Gene and his wife Carol of 41 years have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They live in Orange County, California where they enjoy motor bike riding, racquetball, traveling and the NBA.