Background and Expertise

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a global communications and sports specialist who brings innovative information strategies and storytelling to diverse global audiences.

While Lindsay is a leading expert on French sport, particularly the youth development programs that produce top-tier talent for global markets, her informative communications programs relay knowledge to CEOs, ambassadors, athletes, and beyond. 

Lindsay's consulting work focuses on helping those in sports, higher education, government, and international organizations translate and transmit their knowledge to the public. Building on her intimate understanding of communicating on different platforms across national borders and cultural divides, Lindsay brings content to life and highlights its importance to today’s conversations.

She previously served as Communications Director for Salon Media Group and historian for the Office of the Historian in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs, devising communications strategies and more. Lindsay originated Office of the Historian offerings like the Historical Briefing Program, which provided critical information for ambassadors and Foreign Service Officers to base policy decisions and public diplomacy programs on while avoiding blunders, co-directed the office’s social media strategy and public outreach initiatives, and wrote policy papers on issues pertaining to U.S. foreign policy. As the office's main liaison for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Lindsay provided insight and advice on Europe-related topics, while also working with the Department's Sports Diplomacy division upon request.

Lindsay has taught courses in history, writing, and international affairs to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals at public, private, and government institutions including the Foreign Service Institute, The George Washington University, Queens College, and Baruch College. She has led teams in government, academia, and the private sector, and served as a thought leader on a variety of international cultural- and sports-related initiatives.

She is an Executive Committee member of sports club Sport & Démocratie, focusing on sports diplomacy, and a Research Associate with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London. Lindsay is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America, where she served as a judge for the organization’s annual awards competition, the Réseau d’études des relations internationales sportives, and the North American Society for Sport History. She also serves as an advisory member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University.

Lindsay holds a PhD in History from The Graduate Center (City University of New York), MA in Journalism and French Studies (NYU), and BA in International Affairs (The George Washington University).