Meredith Sumpter

Meredith Sumpter
Initiative Director, New America

Meredith oversees New America’s partnership with the Harvard Edmond 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 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. She is also CEO of the separate Council for Inclusive Capitalism, 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. The Council consists of over 350 CEOs across sectors and geographies putting forth 650+ business actions tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.. 

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 U.S. Senate, and served as a U.S. diplomat in Beijing, where she advised two U.S. ambassadors and analyzed politics, economics, and security issues for the policy community.

She is at heart a public servant dedicated to expanding opportunity. Raised in rural Alaska, Meredith enjoys a rich life parenting four children with her husband Ryan.