Myles Smith is Vice President for Strategic and Financial Planning, leading strategy development and coordinating execution while aligning budget investments to solve organizational challenges and seize opportunities. He directly manages components of strategy execution, including Internews’s approach to accountability in partnerships with host community organizations. Prior to this position, he was Senior Director for Program Support, where he worked directly with the Senior Vice President for Programs to support program design, development, implementation, and management in over 60 countries.
Before joining Internews, Myles held several roles in development and program management for media, journalist safety, technology, and economic growth programs at IREX and AECOM. He spent six years based in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Russia, working in 12 countries in the region in that time. He also contributed freelance reporting and analysis to a number of publications on politics and economics of the region for outlets and clients including EurasiaNet and IHS. He has a BA in economics and international relations from Boston University.