Zach Sumner is the Chief Organizational Effectiveness Officer for the E Foundation for Oklahoma. A native of New York, Zach moved to Oklahoma as a teenager and considers the state to be his adopted home.
Zach oversees the accounting, reporting, treasury, and finance functions of the E Foundation. In addition, he is active in policy development, having developed SoonerStat, State of Ethics, and many other policy recommendations, as well as strategic planning for the organization. Zach also oversees employee development, strategic human resources, and organizational design. In his current role, Zach has secured more than $240,000 in grants for the Foundation and has saved more than $45,000 in expenditures. Zach has worked for Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb as Director of Special Projects and Director of Constituents and as a student worker at Oklahoma City Community College, where he presented potential pathways to cost savings of more than $360,000 a year, totaling from inception to present, more than $1.8 million dollars.
Zach completed his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting at the University of Central Oklahoma in May, 2016 and his Bachelor’s of Science in Finance in December, 2016, and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Organization Development at Pepperdine University. Zach is a Certified Management Accountant and is currently studying for the Certified Public Accountant and the Certified Fraud Examiner designations.
Involved with several non-profits, Zach serves as the Treasurer for the Institute of Management Accountants, Chair of the Young Professional Council for the Institute of Management Accountants, as Treasurer of WovenLife Oklahoma City, as a trustee of the Oklahoma Children’s Foundation, and serves on the Oklahoma City Community College Association of Alumni and Friends.
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