Neil Sumilas

Senior Advisor

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Neil has spent nearly fifteen years as a senior non-profit executive, with extensive experience in leading financial and administrative operations for NGOs and philanthropic organizations.

He is adept at leading teams through evolution, having built and upgraded financial and operational structures for organizations on significant growth trajectories.

As Vice President at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and previously at the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Neil provided strategic vision and leadership in the areas of financial management, human capital management, board governance, and strategic planning. Earlier in his career, while at the German Marshall Fund, he spent more than a decade building and supporting the growth of GMF’s leadership development programs before serving as Managing Director. Having worked in both internal and consulting roles with organizations to address their most pressing operational needs, he is able to identify challenges and opportunities before seeking to formulate unique solutions that benefit institutions and their stakeholders. Over the course of his career, Neil has worked domestically and internationally with a diverse range of organizations including private and family foundations, museums and educational institutions, and a variety of non-profit and political groups.

Neil holds both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from Georgetown University. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Atlas Corps, and also serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee for the United Philanthropy Forum.