Tovah LaDier is the Managing Director of IBIA. With her background as a corporate lawyer, lobbyist, and strategic consultant, Ms. LaDier has wide-ranging experience nationally and internationally working with business, government, the academic and policy communities, and the media. On behalf of IBIA, Ms. LaDier develops policy and public education strategies, working closely with Congress and the Administration on all issues relating to the deployment of biometrics in homeland security programs, as well as commercial and consumer uses of biometrics. Under her direction, IBIA has consistently achieved its mandate of advancing the adoption and responsible use of technologies for managing human identity to enhance security, privacy, productivity, and convenience for individuals, organizations, and governments. In 2016, Ms. LaDier was recognized for her success and dedication to advancing IBIA’s objectives when she was awarded the Women in Biometrics 2016 Award presented by Secure ID News and the Security Industry Association (SIA). Ms. LaDier is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law where she studied in the Asia law program. Prior to joining IBIA, Ms. LaDier practiced law in Washington, DC and also served as the executive director of the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, now the Mansfield Foundation.