Grace Cummings

Grace Cummings  / 202-558-5645

Grace serves as one of Working with Government’s three founding partners.

In 2005, Grace started Working with Congress, a company that designs and conducts seminars to help people understand and effectively participate in the legislative and policy development process in Washington, DC. In 2009, she joined with two of her colleagues to expand the business and establish Working with Government, LLC.

Since 1995, Grace has pursued her passion for teaching as an adjunct faculty member at OPM’s Federal Executive Institute. There she teaches an intensive three-day seminar entitled “Working with Congress” and has facilitated numerous seminars devoted to understanding “How Washington Really Works.” During this period, she also has taught at the USDA Grad School, the Treasury Executive Institute, the Canada School of Public Service and with a wide variety of federal agencies and departments.

Prior to establishing Working with Congress in 2005, Grace served as the Executive Director of The Faith & Politics Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides Members of Congress and congressional staff opportunities for reflection and dialogue focused on the intersection of their faith and their role in public service.

From May 1998 to December 2000, Grace served as the Chief of Staff to Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Before joining Kingston’s staff, she worked with McCaffery Associates, a firm specializing in communications and management consulting.

During the 1994 election cycle, Grace served as Finance Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Her responsibilities included the development and management of all fund raising programs for the NRCC.

From 1988 to 1994, Grace was Chief of Staff to Louisiana Congressman Jim McCrery, who served as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Grace has been a contributing author for two books: The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships That Make Government Work published in 2007 by Congressional Quarterly Press and Campaigns and Elections American Style: Second Edition published in 2004 by Westview Press.