Emily Slater has been the Executive Director of the Bretton Woods Committee since July 1, 2020 where she has shepherded an expansion of the organization’s mission, programs and operations. Previously, she served as the organization's Deputy Director for six years. She has broad policy knowledge of the multilateral system and International Financial Institutions (IFIs), particularly as it relates to US engagement with the World Bank and IMF.
Prior to joining BWC, she was the International Programs Director at INMED Partnerships for Children where she managed a global project portfolio of climate-smart agriculture, maternal and child health, and nutrition programs in Brazil, Jamaica, Peru and South Africa. Prior to that, Emily led an award-winning education program serving at-risk youth in low-income communities in her home state of North Carolina. She was an English teacher in El Salvador and spent time working and living in New Zealand. She has a M.A. in International Development from North Carolina State University and B.A. degrees in Sociology and French from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the IFI Working Group, a diverse coalition of non-profit organizations with varying missions that collectively believe in the value of the international financial institutions. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arlington County Adult Soccer Association. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Arlington, Virginia.