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Meredith Sumpter

Meredith Sumpter oversees New America’s partnership with the Harvard Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics on the Justice, Health & Democracy Rapid Response Impact Initiative, where she convenes local leaders with national research experts on innovative policy reforms to renew America's social contract.

Meredith Sumpter is CEO of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism where she leads the work of the Coalition along with private, public, and civic stakeholders to drive reform initiatives to make capitalism inclusive and its benefits more widely and equitably shared. Last week the Coalition launched its bipartisan and cross-sector Framework for Inclusive Capitalism: A New Compact Among Business, Government & American Workers. The Framework brings business, labor, and policy experts together around 21 policy concepts to place workers at the core of America’s economic recovery. She is also CEO of the separate Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican, launched last December, which is a global movement of business, public sector, and civic leaders who are working to build a more inclusive, sustainable, and trusted economic system that addresses the needs of our people and the planet.

Formerly, Meredith was Head of Research & Strategy at Eurasia Group, a global political risk advisory firm. In that role, she oversaw the firm’s research platform and provided analysis on global politics and 21st-century drivers of trade, disruption, and growth. Her nearly 20-year experience in public policy, analysis, and business spans multiple regions and sectors, including ICT, media, consumer goods, healthcare, banking and finance, and commodities. She previously led strategic advisory for Fortune 500 firms across East, Southeast, and South Asia worked in the US Senate, and served as a US diplomat in Beijing, where she advised two US ambassadors and analyzed politics, economics, and security issues for the policy community.

She is at heart a public servant dedicated to expanding opportunity. Meredith was raised in rural Alaska and enjoys a rich life parenting four school-aged children with her husband Ryan Hass.

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