Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is an insightful strategist whose vast network and rich professional experiences working across the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors bolster her ability to identify emerging trends and make critical connections between complex social, economic, political, and technological phenomena.
Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings is the Founder, President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions LLC, a strategy firm that helps corporate, philanthropic, governmental, and nonprofit clients meet their strategic objectives. She is also the immediate past board chair of the National Association of Counties Financial Services Corporation and has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (past board chair), National Academy of Social Insurance, National Council on Aging, and Baltimore Museum of Art.
Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings has more than a quarter century working on innovative public policy and multimillion dollar social change initiatives. She directed the strategy to elevate closing the racial wealth gap on the national policy agenda, led a multi-million dollar initiative to reverse childhood obesity and promote healthy communities, was at the forefront of efforts to strengthen and expand Social Security, and was the architect of the first-ever study examining the impact of level 5 autonomous vehicle technology on the U.S. labor market.
A dynamic strategist, analyst, and advisor with a talent for visioning and agenda articulation and implementation, Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings is also an accomplished speaker and author who effectively communicates ideas to expert and lay audiences. She has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress and spoken at events sponsored by numerous organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NASDAQ to name only a few. Her quotes and articles have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired.com and she has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and NPR among many other outlets.
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.