Jill Eynon joined the Professional Exchanges Division from Meridian’s affiliate, THIS for Diplomats, where she served as Executive Director from 2006-early 2010. Prior to that, she was Associate Director for Corporate Relations at the Human Rights Campaign and worked as a Contributing Producer and Assistant to Chris Matthews on his political program, Hardball. In the 1990’s, Jill served as Special Assistant at the Department of State’s International Joint Commission, U.S. and Canada, coordinated a conference in Russia for the American International Health Alliance, and was a Legislative Assistant to former Congressman Richard Gephardt. Jill received a B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. She was a high school exchange student in Finland and has travelled to nearly 30 countries in her personal and professional capacities.