Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Mr. Gluck received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University. He then returned to Pittsburgh, attending Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and earning his MBA. The concepts of “Satisficing” and “Expected Value,” originally learned at CMU, play heavily in the creation of EV-ROI decades later. After business school, Mr. Gluck worked at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett (PHB), an economic and financial consulting firm, in Washington DC, where the concept of Expected Value was applied to a decision by upper management at General Electric to settle a dispute with the EPA where GE was named a potentially responsible party in over 100 superfund waste sites.
While working as a senior evaluator / consultant at Macro International (later bought out by ICF International) from 2000 – 2015, Mr. Gluck developed and implemented strategic plans, operating plans, and performance measurement systems for public sector and non-profit clients for over 15 years. His clients have included: U.S. Department of Education (ED); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Office of Family Assistance (OFA); and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Mr. Gluck has co-authored Demonstrating the Value of Social Service Programs: A Simplified Approach to Calculating Return on Investment, The Foundation Review; pp. 24-39 (Volume 2, Issue 3); and Assessing the Effectiveness of the Violence Free Zone in Milwaukee Public Schools: A Research Note, Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology, pp. 45-54 (2013, Volume 7, No. 1).
MPA, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
Ms. Buford, grew up in the Midwest, and has had a life-long passion for helping individuals, organizations and institutions change. She started her career as a teacher, teaching for almost ten years at middle and high schools, in rural Kansas and suburban Chicago – including two schools with a large percentage of students from underserved communities. She too had a desire to serve at a broader level and left teaching to pursue a Masters of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Her first position after receiving her degree was as a research associate at the Rice Center, a spin-off of Rice University.
Ms. Buford then spent over 20 years, helping nonprofit organizations develop programs, communications and the institutional infrastructure that give life to their vision, mission and values. Earlier in her career, she served a variety of innovative organizations – from those targeting at-risk youth locally to a national initiative at United Way of America, redefining its public-private partnerships. Her efforts have decisively engaged civic leaders and community stakeholders to tell a compelling story of impact.
Ms. Buford’s public policy work has spanned affordable housing, education and religious freedom. She served at the U.S. Department of Education as Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation in its Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (FBCI). Two of her articles, profiling exemplary faith-based organizations were selected for inclusion in the White House Office of Faith-based Initiative’s, high profile Innovations in Compassion Final Report.
Senior Technical Data Analyst
Sumner Wubbenhorst is currently employed as Senior Technical Data Analyst for Social Capital Valuations, LLC (SCV) since 2014. He received acknowledgements in two research case studies published by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion in 2014 and 2015: Community Transformation in West Dallas and Multi-State Mentoring Research: The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise’s Violence-Free Zone Initiative. In his role as Technical Data Analyst, Mr. Wubbenhorst conducts program evaluation and Return On Investment (ROI) analysis for federally-funded Healthy Relationship and Family Strengthening programs, such as: Community Marriage Works (Indianapolis, IN), Marriage Works! Ohio (Dayton, OH) and Anthem Strong Families (Dallas, TX).