April 2, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit, a Washington, D.C.-based provider of sophisticated data analysis and related services to Federal Government agencies as well as private sector clients, announces today that it has named Dr. Art Kolasa a Consultant with the firm’s Federal Credit modeling and forecasting team, and Laura Hoesly an Analyst at the company.

A native of Charlton, Mass., Dr. Kolasa’s primary research fields include applied econometrics and development economics, with additional investigation in the fields of industrial organization and international trade.

At Summit, he supports the company’s engagement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Fiscal Projections, for which he provides time-series forecasting. Dr. Kolasa also directly supports an engagement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He has taught classes on microeconomics and served as a Teaching Assistant at The George Washington University during his studies there. Dr. Kolasa is skilled in Evies, Matlab, OxMetrics and Stat.

He completed his Ph.D. in economics at The George Washington University. Dr. Kolasa also holds a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in applied mathematics, both from the University of Rochester.

Hoesly, in her new position, will support the firm’s Program Evaluation Directorate, assisting Summit’s engagements with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office while providing analysis and technical guidance on the design, implementation and evaluation of various programs.

Hoesly began her work at Summit as a summer intern, a program through which she developed her statistical programming skills, including SAS. She is also well-versed in Excel, Minitab and R.

A native of Jamison, Pa., Hoesly graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in applied statistics and a minor in economics.

“We are extremely pleased that Art and Laura have joined our growing roster of professionals at Summit,” says company Principal Anthony Curcio. “They will play critical roles in supporting three of our key clients, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

About Summit:

Founded in 2003, Summit is a Washington, D.C.-based specialized analytics-advisory firm that guides Federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they decode their most complex analytical challenges. Summit’s staff of Economists, Econometricians, and Research Scientists use quantitative techniques to assist our clients as they score and model risk, evaluate program performance, forecast cash flows, and estimate economic damage. At Summit, we solve complex analytical challenges with unparalleled customer service and extensive client collaboration. The solutions are complete only when they are understood by our clients and solve their problems. Summit’s Principals, Academics, and Research Scientists are recognized experts in their fields, and they are capable of leading large and small solution teams. Summit: complexity simplified. For more information, please visit www.summitllc.us.


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