Evan Smith is the Senior Vice President at Democracy International (DI), where he oversees corporate operations, strategic planning, innovation, and business development. He also provides technical assistance to election programs and DG analytical projects. Since joining DI in 2008, Mr. Smith has conducted performance evaluations of USAID projects in Ghana and Liberia, oversaw communications and use of new media for DI’s Election Observation Mission in Afghanistan, helped organize and participated in DI’s election observation mission to Pakistan, and served as an expert on voter registration and vote count verification in Sudan;for DI supporting The Carter Center and UNDP. Previously, Mr. Smith served as an election administrator in Virginia at the local and state levels, where he worked on issues relating to voting technology, election law reform, pollworker training and recruitment, voter information management, and public relations. In 2007 he worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts on its electionline.org project, a nonpartisan, non-advocacy website providing news and analysis on election administration and reform. In 2009 Mr. Smith completed the Masters Degree program in Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University, where he was President of the Forum for the Study of Democracy and Autocracy. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he studied Foreign Affairs and History, focusing on political transitions and elections.