Bill Swersey


Bill Swersey

Vice President, Communications

Bill Swersey joined HIAS as the Sr. Director of Communications & Digital Media in 2014.

Previously, he was Executive Director of Online for Asia Society for 6 years where he was responsible for digital strategy, content and infrastructure for the global non-profit. Before joining Asia Society, Bill was Director of Digital Media at WNYC, New York Public Radio for 5 years where he oversaw the expansion of the station's digital presence, including websites, live streaming and podcasting. Prior to joining WNYC, Bill was Director of Technology for Bravo Networks Digital Media and was part of team that started Newsmakers Online Photo Service, later sold to Getty Images.

Digital Media is Bill's second career. From 1984-1996 he worked as journalist and was widely published in The NY Times, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous other US and international publications. From 1991-1996 he was based in Moscow, Russia, covering the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union.

Bill has a Masters in Digital Media from NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program and a BS in Journalism from Boston University's College of Communication.