Kent Hill is the the executive director of the Religious Freedom Institute. Previously, Hill has served as the senior vice president of international programs for World Vision United States and the vice president for character development for the John Templeton Foundation. An expert on democracy, international development policy, and religious freedom issues, he has extensive experience with multiple US government departments and agencies, assistance agencies from other countries, and hundreds of US and international NGOs, including faith-based organizations. Working with the US Agency for International Development, Hill served as the assistant administrator of Europe and Eurasia from 2001 to 2005 and the assistant administrator of the Bureau for Global Health from 2005 to 2009. He holds a M.A. in Russian Studies and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington.