William Smith is the Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in Washington, DC. Previously, Mr. Smith was the Vice Present for Public Policy at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) where he spearheaded national efforts to end abstinence-only-until-marriage programming and was involved in the creation of new federal programs to support evidence-based interventions aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. Mr. Smith has worked in nearly every state in the country in some capacity, as well as having been engaged in significant sexual health promotion efforts abroad. Prior to joining SIECUS, Mr. Smith managed the Religion and Public Values Program at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Political Philosophy with a focus on American federalism and the American founding, and is an Associate Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, where he also teaches.