Ian leads media relations and external affairs at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). His team works across digital and traditional channels to elevate awareness of nature’s value to people, business and government and advocate for specific solutions at all levels to reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. During his time at WWF, Ian has been on the frontlines working to address some of the biggest issues facing the planet, managing communications efforts at more than a dozen of the world’s most important international policy fora, including Rio+20, the World Tiger Forum in Russia, and the historic Paris climate agreement. He has worked on some of WWF’s largest corporate partnerships, including with The Coca-Cola Company, Apple, and McDonalds. A dual Swiss/U.S. citizen, he has also worked at WWF’s international secretariat in Switzerland. Prior to joining WWF, Ian was a newspaper reporter in California, Louisiana and the Caribbean. He has a BA in journalism from Loyola University of New Orleans and did graduate work in Nonprofit Management at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.