Paul
Asplund

Executive Director, The Wayfarer Foundation

As Executive Director, Paul overseas all activities of the Wayfarer Foundation. After a career which has included hospitality, technology, education and entertainment, perhaps the most important credential Paul has for this position is his lived experience. That experience led to him co-founding his first NGO in 1994. He has since worked with low-income communities in Bolivia and throughout the United States in San Bernardino, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Paul is a passionate advocate for people struggling with inequality, poverty and homelessness—all issues he believes are solvable. This belief drives him to seek partners and collaborators who work in their own communities to deliver much-needed services with dignity, love and compassion.

Paul believes that everyone deserves the chance to flourish and that dignity, agency and opportunity can change lives. He sees it happening every day.