Daniel Friedman joined the IAF in July 2019. As Managing Director for External and Government Affairs, Daniel leads the foundation’s public affairs efforts and manages relations with Congress and other U.S. government agencies. He came to the IAF after nearly ten years with the U.S. Department of State where he helped manage U.S. government efforts to promote peace, stability, and democratic governance in more than a dozen countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, and Colombia. During his time with the State Department, Daniel additionally served as a Foreign Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate, covering a range of policy issues in the Western Hemisphere. Daniel has worked for non-governmental organizations based in Washington and Latin America and also served as a volunteer for a grassroots non-profit organization in Honduras.
Daniel received a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He speaks Spanish and limited Haitian Creole.