Ian Smith is the Executive Assistant to the IWMF Executive Director, Elisa Lees-Muñoz. In this role, he provides administrative support to the director, manages board correspondence and activities, and assists with operational tasks. Ian joined the IWMF in September 2019, bringing extensive experience in promoting effectiveness and efficiency in non-profit administration, monitoring and evaluation, research, and program design. He is motivated by the fight to achieve gender equity in media and the crucial role of the media in holding to account centers of power.
Ian holds a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Globalization Studies with a concentration in Middle East Studies from Gettysburg College. In his spare time, Ian enjoys woodcarving, collecting coffee contraptions, and playing piano.