Lindsay Blumer

Lindsay Blumer

Job Quality Fellow, Class of 2022-23, Economic Opportunities Program

President & CEO, WRTP | BIG STEP

Lindsay Blumer is a respected nonprofit organization professional with over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and innovation. Blumer has worked as a community fellow with United Way of America designing community impact solutions, in state government advising and developing advocacy strategies and policy work in various appointed roles, advancing curricular and program design as assistant dean at Ripon College, creating collaborative community-based solutions as the executive director of a domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organization, and developing entrepreneurial pathways for students at Marquette University. Her dedication to mission-based and community-focused work continues to drive her personally and professionally as the president and CEO at WRTP | BIG STEP, a workforce intermediary connecting traditionally disenfranchised people to quality career opportunities, based in Milwaukee.

Lindsay is a member of the Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2022-23. To learn more about the Job Quality Fellows, visit

The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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