Summer’s career reflects her dedication to strengthening our state’s public services and creating economic opportunity for all. In addition to having served on EOI’s Board of Directors since 2019, Summer has worked for the past decade as an Assistant Regional Counsel and Special Assistant US Attorney in the Social Security Administration, promoting economic security and building a shared commonwealth for all of us. As a co-founder of long-time EOI coalition partner, Washington’s Paramount Duty --an organization focused on securing progressive revenue to support public education -- Summer built strong relationships with both local and state lawmakers leveraging her experience in advocacy, organizing and her leadership skills to advanced bold progressive policy in Washington state.
Valtas Group is privileged to have worked with the hiring team and look forward to more great things from EOI with Summer Stinson in her new role as Executive Director.
About Economic Opportunity Institute
Founded in 1998, EOI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public-policy center using research, education and advocacy to encourage public debate and advance new policy ideas that help build an economy that works – for everyone.
We all count on government, including our democratically elected leaders, to make sound public policy choices that protect and promote broad economic opportunity for our children, families and communities. But when public policy decisions are dominated by narrow self-interest and the drive for private gain, civic institutions fail to develop solutions to our common problems. That undermines the American Dream.
Our mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.
Working in concert with grassroots organizations, community coalitions and elected officials, we publish research, encourage public debate, and catalyze policy initiatives that make Washington state a better place to live, work, raise a family, and do business. We focus primarily on promoting high-quality education, high-road economic development, modern work-life standards, retirement security, and shared investments in our common future.
About Valtas Group
Valtas Group works as Interim Executive Directors, supporting organizations in times of transition and helps organizations navigate uncertainty during leadership change.
Valtas Group also leads the search process in partnership with the board and staff leadership, as consultants for recruiting and search to support organizations identify the ideal Executive Director or leader.
Valtas Group partners with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments. Valtas Group has a variety of comprehensive resources to guide your transition needs. Contact us to learn about executive interim and placement services.
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