e6 p2 : Hugh Lawson

Episode Information

In the conclusion of Jonathon’s conversation with Hugh Lawson, the Director of Business Development at Staples, Hugh talks about his work with the black talent initiative and why he was inspired to found The Hugh & Ilene Lawson Charitable Organization.

About Hugh Lawson: Hugh is the Chief Development Officer of HILCO – The Hugh & Ilene Lawson Charitable Organization. Created in honor 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 is also the Director of Business Development for Staples Promotional Products (SPP), a subsidiary of Staples Inc. with offices in The United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He currently leads strategic teams for global new business prospecting, competitive intelligence, future-trends identification, and business enhancement initiatives. He is also a Member of SPP’s Senior Leadership team that oversees organizational strategic plans, and growth objectives for the Canadian division.