Linda Trail has more than 15 years in international development experience, specializing for more than 10 years in media development. Deputy director of IREX’s Media Development Division since 2002, Ms. Trail has managed USAID and US Department of State projects, supervised multi-million dollar program budgets, developed annual workplans, and articulated program monitoring and evaluation strategies. Prior to joining IREX, Ms. Trail worked in Moscow, Russia on a USAID-funded tax reform program and on the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) housing reform efforts in Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Ms. Trail received an MA in International Affairs (with concentrations in Economics and US Foreign Policy) from the American University in Washington, DC.