EWDC Welcomes New Board Member Jill Sommers

Everybody Wins DC is pleased to announce the addition of Jill E. Sommers to our Board of Directors. The Board provides leadership for carrying out EWDC’s mission to promote children’s literacy and a love of learning through shared reading experiences.  “Jill is a former Reading Mentor and very committed to our cause. With extensive experience both on the Hill and in the financial world, Jill is a great addition to our Board,” said Mark Young, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

A native of Kansas, Ms. Sommers graduated from the University of Kansas and started her career in Washington in 1991 working for Senator Robert J. Dole (R-KS). She has continued her engagement with Members of Congress and federal regulators on a variety of financial and commodity industry issues over the past twenty-five years. Jill is currently a Senior Advisor at Patomak Global Partners, a financial services consultancy group based in Washington, D.C.

Nominated by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, Ms. Sommers served two consecutive terms as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  She and her husband Mike currently reside in the Washington, DC area and have three children ages 14, 13, and 12.