Company Announcements

Summit Appoints Frank Vetrano As Newest Director

September 6, 2017 (Washington, DC)—Summit Consulting announces the appointment of Frank Vetrano as its newest Director. Mr. Vetrano comes to Summit from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and brings a strong reputation for mortgage risk analytics and housing policy that spans across both private and public sectors. 

Summit Releases Report On New Markets Tax Credit Program

August 1, 2017 (Washington, DC)  Today, Summit Consulting publishes a report examining the New Markets Tax Credit Program, a program of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).

Summit Appoints Newest Principal

May 1, 2017 (Washington, DC)—Summit Consulting, LLC, announces today that Gob Juntima has been appointed as its newest Principal. Mr. Juntima is a longtime member of the Summit team and has been serving our clients since 2007.

Summit Appoints Dr. Edward Seiler as Chief Housing Economist

February 3, 2017 (Washington, DC)—Summit Consulting, LLC, announces today that Dr. Edward Seiler is appointed as Chief Housing Economist. Dr. Seiler is an experienced econometrician who specializes in applying qualitative risk-assessment techniques to evaluate and score risk in large single-family mortgage portfolios. As Chief Housing Economist, he will provide Summit’s federal and commercial clients with thought leadership for housing and mortgage related projects.

Dr. Austin Lasseter Will Be Co-Instructor at AERA 2017

December 5, 2016 (Washington, DC) -  Dr. Austin Lasseter will be a co-instructor for a course in statistical methodology at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. The course is entitled Hierarchical Linear Modeling with Large-Scale International Databases.

Dr. Shane Thompson's Research Published in Economic Inquiry

November 29, 2016 (Washington, DC) -  Dr. Shane Thompson's experimental research has been published in Economic Inquiry, a leading academic journal in the field of economics.

Summit Attends 13th Biennial Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Policy Conference

November 23, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Summit Senior Consultant Dr. Austin Lasseter will attend the 13th Biennial Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Policy Conference on December 6-7, 2016. According to the registration page, "this two-day conference will bring together federal statisticians from all parts of government, along with users of federal data from the private and academic sectors to discuss and exchange current practices and statistical policy issues."

Summit Attends Healthcare Enforcement Conference

Summit will attend the 2016 National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCCA) Institute for Health Care Fraud Prevention Annual Training Conference (ATC) in Atlanta, GA. 

Summit Attends 2016 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Atlanta

October 24, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Summit’s mission-oriented finance team will attend the 2016 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference this week in Atlanta, GA. OFN is a coalition of mission-oriented lenders who gather to discuss best practices and innovative techniques. They work hard to improve the lives of the poorest Americans by lending where conventional lenders are reluctant to invest.

DOL Selects Summit to Conduct New Analyses of Retirement Investments

October 12, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) announces that the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) has selected the DC-based firm to conduct an analysis of retirement models and investments. Summit will work together with subject matter experts Dr. Alicia Munnell ofthe Center for Retirement Research (CRR)and Dr. Meir Statman of Santa Clara University to provide these services.