Gordon Cummings was the director of external affairs at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Prior to joining CEI in January 2015, Cummings was the director of development at the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C. He also served as the development coordinator at the Cato Institute and on the Europe/Eurasia Advanced Area Studies team at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Cummings received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Virginia.