Director of Policy & External Relations
Policy & External Relations

Heidi McAnnally-Linz leads IPA's policy and external relations team. She is responsible for developing, resourcing, and leading IPA’s policy impact, communications, and fundraising strategies. She ensures IPA’s voice and brand continues to lead the field of rigorous evaluation and policy translation and that IPA is resourced for the implementation of its strategic ambition. Since she joined IPA in 2012, she has led IPA’s expansion into policy engagement, especially at the country level, played a key role in IPA’s strategic ambition, and built the policy and external relations team. She came to IPA with experience working with local decision-makers in the education and micro-enterprise sectors in Latin America and helped launch and administer the Senior Fellows Program at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. She is currently the Vice President of the Board for Pueblo a Pueblo and a former board chair of Natik Esperanza. Heidi holds an MPA in International Policy and Management from New York University and a BA in Political Science from Haverford College.