Irene Agnew is founder and President of Agnew Multilingual. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the translation field. Prior to establishing Agnew in 1986, she was a consultant for Bunker Ramo Corporation on machine translation research, translated Russian radio broadcasts for the US State Department, was the head translator for Rand Corporation, and wrote a monthly column for the Science Digest. Agnew’s primary goal is to make sure that our clients’ multilingual marketing efforts are not only met but exceed their expectations.
Agnew was born in Harbin China of Russian heritage and educated in China, Japan, and UCLA and is fluent in Russian, with a working knowledge of Japanese and Spanish.
Willow Baker, who recently joined Agnew Multilingual as the Business Development Manager, is responsible for maintaining excellent relationship with clients and ensuring they benefit from Agnew’s vast experience and services.
Willow’s prior experience includes over 15 years in media production and translation primarily with Words of Peace Global and The Prem Rawat Foundation and 12 years teaching English for marketing, journalism and public relations at graduate business schools in Paris. She earned her M.A. in Linguistics from University of Paris and her B.A. from Denison University, and is fluent in French.
Lina received her B.A. in Finance from University of Guangxi in China and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. Prior to joining Agnew, she worked for Healthcare Finance Consultant Company in Camarillo, CA and H&R Block in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Weiyu Ren, an experienced linguist in Chinese, was promoted to Production Manager to oversee Agnew’s highly skilled team of project managers and coordinators, translators, designers, interpreters, narrators and video recording engineers.
Weiyu has a M.A. in Translation and Localization Management from Monterey Institute of International Studies. His prior experience includes translating websites, contracts, and marketing materials, as well as providing linguistic quality assurance.
Ivana Goodman joined Agnew Multilingual in 2006 as a project manager and was promoted to quality control manager in 2015. She is responsible for total quality control of all production and adherence to the ISO quality control standards included in AgnewPRO translation management system.
Born in the Czech Republic, Ivana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the Masaryk University, Czech Republic and is fluent in Czech, Spanish, and Slovak, with a working knowledge of French.
Josh is a video production professional with over twenty years experience producing broadcast, corporate, and online video content. He is responsible for developing Agnew’s video production department by enhancing each clients’ ability to reach both their English and non-English speaking markets in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
A seasoned world traveller, Josh has produced videos in India, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, as well as Japan, Korea, and all of the Americas.