Edmund Haralson is IIP’s Finance & Operations Director in Washington, DC. Prior to joining IIP, Ed was the Director of the English Language Program for a large public high school in Bangkok, Thailand, a position created for him to implement academic and administrative solutions. Before moving to Thailand, Ed served as the Director of Administration for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. His career in administration began as Manager of the Inspection and Accreditation Program of the American Association of Blood Banks. Ed has provided office management and executive support as a Senior Client Services Support Manager with Right Management Consultants, an international career transition consulting firm, and as the Director of Administration for DecisionQuest/Environmental Issues Management, a strategic communications consulting firm. Ed earned his Bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and History from The College of William and Mary, where he also certified to teach secondary school English. He received his certificate as a Teacher of English to Foreign Learners (TEFL) from Text-and-Talk Academy in Bangkok.