Company Announcements

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.   

DOL Selects Summit to Support Program Evaluation and Develop Predictive Tools

October 5, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) announces that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) has selected the DC-based firm for two contracts to support the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in its efforts to (1) evaluate the impact of the EBSA civil law enforcement program, and (2) develop business intelligence reporting tools based on a series of predictive models to inform investigative efforts.

CFPB Awards Data Science BPA to Summit and BlueLabs

September 29, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Summit Consulting (Summit) and BlueLabs announce today that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has selected their joint team for a five year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide data science support. 

Summit Appoints Dr. Oswaldo Urdapilleta, Health Economist, to Serve as Director

September 22, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Summit Consulting (Summit) announces that it has appointed Dr. Oswaldo Urdapilleta as a Director. Dr. Urdapilleta is a seasoned health economist, health services researcher, and evaluator with over 20 years of experience.

"Dr. Urdapilleta is a compelling addition to Summit’s thought leadership,” says Dr. Albert Lee, Summit’s Founder. Summit Principal Anthony Curcio adds, "Oswaldo’s appointment will greatly strengthen our expansion into health claims data analytics, evaluation, and related fields. He underscores our commitment to these areas."