Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Online News Association
Irving Washington is the executive director/CEO for the Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists. As a media diversity advocate, Irving has led programming and fundraising initiatives for journalists, media professionals, and students worldwide.
Before joining ONA, he worked for the National Association of Black Journalists and the Radio-Television Digital News Association. In 2014, Irving earned the designation of Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He is also a member of ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program, and is a Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership Fellow. He also serves on the board of directors of the Journalism Alumni Society of his alma mater, Ball State University, from which he received a degree in journalism.