Al Finch is a senior consultant to the BBG’s Office of Security, which oversees the security of the agency’s offices and bureaus overseas. Equipped with four decades in law enforcement, including four years as the Director of Security for the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, he was hired by BBG in 2014 to oversee implementation of the U.S. government’s Insider Threat Program (ITP). The program is designed to protect the agency’s facilities, journalists and other employees from attacks and potential threats from foreign intelligence, while also safeguarding press freedoms.

VOA Director of Digital Strategy Matthew Baise speaking at an event

Matthew Baise is the Director of Digital Strategy for VOA. He focuses primarily on audience development on web, mobile and social platforms. He also leads product development for VOA across multiple platforms. He joined the agency in 2010 as Internet Managing Editor for its English website and served in that role until 2013. Before that, he was the Head of Digital Media at the Baltimore Sun.