Interview with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Interview with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob interviewed Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a government affairs expert with more than a quarter century of experience working with federal, state, and local government officials on policy and program strategies important for corporations and the nation, and discussed leadership in Baltimore and much more.

Brief summary of episode:

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is a government affairs expert with more than a quarter century of experience working with federal, state, and local government officials on policy and program strategies important for corporations and the nation. She welcomes inquiries regarding corporate board service (public and/or mid- to late-stage private) as well as consulting opportunities.

A former professional staffer on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Dr. Cummings has worked with Democrats and Republicans on trade, tax, health, food, aging, and retirement security policy. As the founder, president, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, Cummings has collaborated with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Association of Counties among other policymaker organizations to advance public health, economic development, and environmental solutions important for cities, towns, and states. As a result, Dr. Cummings has a vast network of multi-sector contacts with an emphasis on those serving in government.

The immediate past board chair of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Financial Services Corporation (FSC), Cummings has also chaired the board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Academy of Social Insurance among other prominent organizations. In these positions, Cummings has been a valued and collaborative board member who has provided oversight and advice to management in their efforts to implement effective and efficient growth-oriented strategies.

The owner of a small business that is also a certified B Corporation, Dr. Cummings has significant profit and loss experience as well as substantive expertise in environmental, social and governance issues pertinent for assessing corporate risk and growth opportunities. She also has a long and distinguished track record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies through policies, programs, and organizations.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship, Purdue University Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Award, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional Fellowship, Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science with an emphasis in public policy from Purdue University and her B.A. in political science from Prairie View A&M University.

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