Richard W. Soudriette "has served as president of IFES since 1988. Under his leadership, IFES has become one of the premier organizations offering technical assistance in the areas of elections, civil society, rule of law and governance. Soudriette has played a key role in creating networks of election officials in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, and has overseen the tremendous growth of IFES, which in the course of little over a decade has worked toward democratic change in more than 120 countries worldwide.
"Prior to joining IFES, Soudriette served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Director of the U.S. Peace Corps in Paraguay and the Dominican Republic, and Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Tulsa, Okla. Soudriette currently is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Treasurers and Election Officials (IACREOT). Soudriette is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma." 
- Member, Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion
- Honorary Member, Association of Election Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina